Mt. Columbia. Ascent direct from Columbia Icefield chalet, via Athabaska Glacier and S. E. ridge. 1940, Miss J. Atkin, D. R. Crosby, P. Lagerström. Chalet to top of glacier 2 h. 45 m. Icefalls well bridged and ascended without rope; skis with skins used in last icefall. Skis to base of mountain, 4 h., the S. E. ridge being followed to the summit. It was necessary to kick steps, but neither axe nor crampons were required. Chalet to summit 9 h. 15 m.; total time 16 h.