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Banded Peak
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Banded Peak
Highest point
Elevation 2,934 m (9,626 ft)
Prominence 282 m (925 ft)
Parent peak Outlaw Peak (2957 m)
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Kananaskis Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/10
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock limestone, shale
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling
Banded peak Mountain Kananaskis Alberta Canada (25918223983)
Banded Peak in upper right corner

Banded Peak is a 2,934-metre (9,626-foot) summit located in the Elbow River valley of Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Banded Peak has a distinctive limestone cliff band which gave it its descriptive name. Its name has been used since around 1896. The peak is visible from Highway 66, weather permitting. The mountain's name became official in 1951 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Geology

Banded Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Banded Peak is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the Elbow River which is a tributary of the Bow River.

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