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Chisel Peak
Chisel Peak seen from Fortress Lake
Highest point
Elevation 3,046 m (9,993 ft)
Prominence 726 m (2,382 ft)
Parent peak Ghost Mountain (3203 m)
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Chisel Peak is located in British Columbia
Chisel Peak
Chisel Peak
Location in British Columbia
Chisel Peak is located in Canada
Chisel Peak
Chisel Peak
Location in Canada
Location Hamber Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Park Ranges
Topo map NTS 83C/5
First ascent 1920 Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Chisel Peak is the descriptive name for a remote 3,046-metre (9,993-foot) chisel-shaped mountain summit located above the south shore of Fortress Lake in Hamber Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Ghost Mountain, 5.9 km (3.7 mi) to the southwest. The Chaba Icefield lies 8 km (5.0 mi) to the south, and the Continental Divide is 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east.


Chisel Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Cambrian periods and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Chisel 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 months July through September offer the most favorable weather for viewing and climbing.

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