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Bennington Peak
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Highest point
Elevation 3,260 m (10,700 ft)
Prominence 150 m (490 ft)
Bennington Peak is located in Alberta
Bennington Peak
Bennington Peak
Location in Alberta
Bennington Peak is located in Canada
Bennington Peak
Bennington Peak
Location in Canada
Location Alberta
British Columbia
Topo map NTS 83D/09
First ascent 1926 R.B.M. Bibby, J.H. Hoag, N.W. Spadavecchia
Easiest route East Ridge III 5.4
North Face IV 5.7

Bennington Peak is located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia. It was named in 1922 by Arthur O. Wheeler, in commemoration of Bennington, Vermont, the birthplace of explorer Simon Fraser.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, the mountain 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. In terms of favorable weather, July and August present the best months for climbing. However, these months coincide with mosquito season, which requires effective defenses. Precipitation runoff from the peak drains into tributaries of the Athabasca River on its east side, and the headwaters of the Fraser River from the west side.

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