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Chak Peak
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Chak Peak seen from Cavell Meadows Trail
Highest point
Elevation 2,775 m (9,104 ft)
Prominence 235 m (771 ft)
Parent peak Franchère Peak 2805 m
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Chak Peak is located in Alberta
Chak Peak
Chak Peak
Location in Alberta
Chak Peak is located in Canada
Chak Peak
Chak Peak
Location in Canada
Location Jasper National Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83D/09
First ascent 1915 Topographical Survey

Chak Peak is a 2,775-metre (9,104-foot) mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Chak is a name derived from the Stoney language meaning "eagle". Precipitation runoff from Chak Peak drains into Portal Creek and Astoria River which are both tributaries of the Athabasca River.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Chak 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.


The mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

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