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Waddington Range

International > N America > Canada > British Columbia

Introduction

The biggest uplift in the Coast Range forms a horseshoe cirque around the Tiedemann Glacier.

In 1926, Don and Phyillis Munday began exploring the mountain of mystery using small boats, cutting down trees to make bridges, ferrying loads through thick forests and up huge glaciers. The intrepid couple made the slightly lower Northwest Summit in 1928. The South Face was climbed to the summit in July of 1936 by Fritz Wiessner and William House.

Approach

Flying in with helicopter pilots Mike King is the standard approach. Some details are penciled in on the maps.

Go to John Scurlock's site for the best photographs.

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Waddington main summit from NW peak. Don Munday, early protagonist, called this view "a nightmare molded in rock"
[Hide Photo] Waddington main summit from NW peak. Don Munday, early protagonist, called this view "a nightmare molded in rock"
Combatant, Tiedemann, Asperity from Rainy Knob
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The Waddington Range from northeast, 2015
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Waddington Horseshoe Map<br>
contour interval: 40 meters<br>
one kilometer grid
[Hide Photo] Waddington Horseshoe Map contour interval: 40 meters one kilometer grid
Waddington Range Map<br>
contour interval: 200 meters<br>
ten kilometer grid
[Hide Photo] Waddington Range Map contour interval: 200 meters ten kilometer grid