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Cinquefoil Mountain
Cinquefoil Mountain seen from Highway 16.jpg
Cinquefoil Mountain seen from Highway 16
Highest point
Elevation 2,256 m (7,402 ft)
Prominence 31 m (102 ft)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Jasper National Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Jacques Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83F/04

Cinquefoil Mountain is a 2,256 m (7,402 ft) mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Jacques Range of the Canadian Rockies. Cinquefoil Mountain was named in 1916 by Morrison P. Bridgland on account of cinquefoil in the area. Bridgland (1878-1948) was a Dominion Land Surveyor who named many peaks in Jasper Park and the Canadian Rockies. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1928 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Cinquefoil 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. Precipitation runoff from Cinquefoil Mountain drains into tributaries of the Athabasca River.

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