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Division Mountain
Division Mountain from Glacier Lake.jpg
Division Mountain reflected in Glacier Lake
Highest point
Elevation 3,020 m (9,910 ft)
Prominence 340 m (1,120 ft)
Parent peak Christian Peak (3406 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Country Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/14
Climbing
First ascent 1918 by Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Division Mountain is located on the Continental Divide along the Alberta - British Columbia border of Canada. It also straddles the shared boundary of Banff National Park with Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. It was named in 1919 by Charles D. Walcott since the mountain divides the Lyell Icefield from the Mons Icefield.

Geology

The 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, the mountain experiences a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C in the winter.

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