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Hagen Peak
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Hagen Peak, northwest aspect
Highest point
Elevation 2,635 m (8,645 ft)
Prominence 225 m (738 ft)
Geography
Location Yoho National Park
British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Park Ranges
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/10
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary

Hagen Peak is a 2,635-meter (8,645-foot) double summit mountain located on the western boundary of Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is situated 36 km (22 mi) northeast of Golden in the Blaeberry Valley, and less than 13 km (8.1 mi) from the Continental Divide. The mountain was named after Canadian Army Private Alfred G. Hagen of Field, BC, who was serving with the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade when he was killed in 1944 World War II action, during the liberation of Calais, France. The mountain's name was officially adopted July 5, 1961, when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Hagen 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. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains west into the Blaeberry River, or east into headwaters of the Amiskwi River.

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