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Deltaform Mountain
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Deltaform Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 3,424 m (11,234 ft)
Prominence 822 m (2,697 ft)
Parent peak Hungabee Mountain
Listing Mountains of Alberta and Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Country Canada
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 82N/08
Climbing
First ascent 1 September 1903
by A. Eggers, H.C. Parker, C. Kaufmann, and H. Kaufmann
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Deltaform Mountain is one of the mountains in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, located on the Continental Divide on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, and also on the border between Banff and Kootenay National Parks in Canada. The mountain was originally named Saknowa by Samuel Allen but Walter Wilcox named it to its official title in 1897 as it resembles the Greek letter delta.

Deltaform was first climbed in 1903 by August Eggers and Herschel Clifford Parker who were guided by Christian and Hans Kaufmann.

Climbing routes

Moraine Lake 17092005
Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada. Mountains from left to right: Tonsa (3057 m), Mount Perren (3051 m), Mount Allen (3310 m), Mount Tuzo (3246 m), Deltaform Mountain (3424 m), Neptuak Mountain (3233 m)

The two main climbing routes are:

  • North-West Ridge (Normal Route) II 5.5
  • North Face, The Supercouloir IV 5.8

Geology

Deltaform 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.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Deltaform is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F).

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