Coast Mountains

COAST MOUNTAINS are an immense chain of rugged peaks sweeping 1,600 km along the BC coast from VANCOUVER to the Alaskan Panhandle. Formed about 45 million years ago as a result of collisions between pieces of the earth's crust, they rise abruptly from the ocean and are intersected by deep FJORDS created by GLACIATION. Remnants of the glaciers are still present, notably around Mt WADDINGTON, at 4,019 m the highest peak entirely in the province. Other major summits are Mt Combatant, Mt...

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