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Bident Mountain from Consolation Lakes Trail
|Elevation||3,088 m (10,131 ft)|
|Prominence||103 m (338 ft)|
|Parent peak||Quadra Mountain (3174 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Bow Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/08|
|First ascent||1903 by Charles Thompson and Hans Kaufmann|
Bident Mountain is a 3,088-metre (10,131 ft) summit in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. With only 103 m (338 ft) prominence, Bident Mountain together with Quadra Mountain form an imposing wall in the Canadian Rockies and act as subpeaks of Mount Fay. Bident was first climbed in 1903 by Charles Thompson and Hans Kaufmann.
Bident Mountain has the shape of a bident, hence the name.
Like other mountains in Banff Park, Bident Mountain 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.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Bident 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.
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