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Caldron Peak
Caldron Peak and Peyto Lake.jpg
Caldron Peak and Peyto Lake
Highest point
Elevation 2,911 m (9,551 ft)
Prominence 449 m (1,473 ft)
Parent peak Mistaya Mountain (3096 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Banff National Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Waputik Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/10
Climbing
First ascent 1948 FRA: C. Beattie and an ACC party

Caldron Peak is a 2,911-metre (9,551 ft) mountain peak of the Waputik Range, located in Alberta, Canada. It is prominently visible from the Peyto Lake Overlook in Banff National Park.

It was named after Caldron Lake which is 3 km (1.9 mi) from its summit.

Geology

Like other mountains in Banff Park, Caldron 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, Caldron 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 Caldron Peak Peak drains into the Mistaya River which is a tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.

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