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Mount Collie
Mount Collie, Wapta Icefield, and Portal Peak.jpg
Mount Collie centered in the distance beyond Portal Peak. (Seen from Cirque Peak)
Highest point
Elevation 3,143 m (10,312 ft)
Prominence 423 m (1,388 ft)
Parent peak Mont des Poilus (3166 m)
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Waputik Mountains
Topo map NTS 82N/10
Climbing
First ascent 1901 by Christian Kaufmann, Christian Klucker, and Joseph Pollinger guiding James Outram and Edward Whymper
Easiest route glacier/snow climb

Mount Collie is a mountain in Yoho National Park, located on the western boundary of the Wapta Icefield in Canada. The mountain was named in 1897 by Charles S. Thompson after J. Norman Collie, an accomplished mountaineer and early explorer of the Canadian Rockies.

Geology

Mount Collie is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Collie is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C.

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