Abraham Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAbraham Mountain
|Elevation||2,820 m (9,250 ft)|
|Prominence||160 m (520 ft)|
|Parent peak||Allstones Peak (2940 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Front Range
|Topo map||NTS 83C/08|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
Abraham Mountain is a 2,820-metre (9,250-foot) mountain summit located in the North Saskatchewan River valley of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Allstones Peak, 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the west. Abraham Mountain can be seen from David Thompson Highway and Abraham Lake. Precipitation runoff from Abraham Mountain drains east into Abraham Lake.
Like the lake, the mountain was named for Silas Abraham (1871-1961), a Stoney Indian inhabitant of the Kootenay Plains and Saskatchewan River valley, who was employed by Mary Schäffer as her guide during her 1906 and 1907 explorations. He also guided Martin Nordegg.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Abraham Mountain is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C.
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