Mount Waddington


Mount Waddington is the highest mountain of the Coast Mountains in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He is often compared to the Mont Blanc. It is the highest mountain which lies entirely in British Columbia. Mount Fairweather and Mount Quincy Adams are higher, but are partly in Alaska.

He is regarded as difficult climbed, mountain. It was only in 1936, Fritz Wiessner came with William P. House the first ascent. Before Wiesner's ascent failed 16 expeditions, and then twelve more summit attempts. Only in 1942 was the second ascent of the mountain on the Wiessner route.

It is named after the British politician, author and businessman Alfred Penderell Waddington ( 1801-1872 ).