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Amber Mountain
Amber Mountain is located in Alberta
Amber Mountain
Amber Mountain
Location in Alberta
Amber Mountain is located in Canada
Amber Mountain
Amber Mountain
Location in Canada
Highest point
Elevation 2,565 m (8,415 ft)
Prominence 145 m (476 ft)
Parent peak The Watchtower (2971 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Location Jasper National Park
Parent range Maligne Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83C/13
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Shale
Easiest route Hiking

Amber Mountain is a 2,565-metre (8,415-foot) mountain summit located in the Maligne Range of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Amber Mountain was so named on account of amber-hued shale outcroppings. The mountain was named in 1916 by Morrison P. Bridgland (1878-1948), a Dominion Land Surveyor who named many peaks in Jasper Park and the Canadian Rockies. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1947 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Its nearest higher peak is The Watchtower, 5.0 km (3.1 mi) to the east. Amber Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Cambrian period and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Amber Mountain is located in a subarctic climate with long, cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C. Precipitation runoff from Amber Mountain drains into tributaries of the Athabasca River.


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