Dragon Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDragon Peak
Dragon Peak seen from Icefields Parkway
|Elevation||2,880 m (9,450 ft)|
|Prominence||246 m (807 ft)|
|Parent peak||Catacombs Mountain (3290 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Location||Jasper National Park
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 83C/05|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
|First ascent||1979 by D. Waterman|
|Easiest route||YDS Class 4-5|
Dragon Peak is a 2,880 metres (9,450 ft) mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Situated southeast of Mount Christie and Brussels Peak, Dragon Peak can be seen from the Icefields Parkway. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1979 by D. Waterman. Dragon Peak was named in 1921 by Arthur O. Wheeler on account of a dragon-shaped rock formation. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1935 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Dragon Peak is located in a subarctic climate with long, cold, snowy winters, and short mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20°C with wind chill factors below -30°C. Precipitation runoff from Dragon Peak drains into Fryatt Creek and Luck Creek, both tributaries of the Athabasca River.
Dragon Peak Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.