Mount Bryce

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Mount Bryce
Mount Bryce.jpg
Mount Bryce from Mount Wilcox
Highest point
Elevation 3,507 m (11,506 ft) [1]
Prominence 707 m (2,320 ft) [1]
Coordinates 52°02′24″N 117°19′45″W / 52.04000°N 117.32917°W / 52.04000; -117.32917Coordinates: 52°02′24″N 117°19′45″W / 52.04000°N 117.32917°W / 52.04000; -117.32917[1]
Mount Bryce is located in British Columbia
Mount Bryce
Mount Bryce
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83C/03
First ascent 1902 by James Outram and Christian Kaufmann[2]
Easiest route rock/snow/glacier climb
North face of Mount Bryce seen from Columbia Icefield

Mount Bryce is a mountain at the southwestern corner of the Columbia Icefield, in British Columbia, Canada, near the border with Alberta. It can be seen from the Icefields Parkway.

The mountain was named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie after Viscount James Bryce, who was President of the Alpine Club in London at the time.[2][3]

Mount Bryce is the fifteenth-highest peak in British Columbia.[1] However, it is more notable for its large local relief above the nearby valleys to the south, east, and west. To the north it is connected by ridges to the Columbia Icefield. The mountain is rarely climbed due to difficult access although recently-built logging roads are alleviating some of the access problems.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Bryce". Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Bryce". Retrieved 2004-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Mount Bryce". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 

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