Named by J. Norman Collie in 1898. The mountain takes its name from the Columbia River. The river was named after the ship captained by Robert Tray who first ventured over a dangerous sandbar and explored the lower reaches of the river. Official name. Other names Gamma
First ascended in 1902 by James Outram, guided by Christian Kaufmann. The highest point in Alberta and second only to Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Columbia lies on the northern edge of the Columbia Icefield.