Mount Afton facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Afton
Mount Afton, north aspect
|Elevation||2,553 m (8,376 ft)|
|Prominence||171 m (561 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Jupiter (2786 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of British Columbia|
|Location||Glacier National Park
British Columbia, Canada
|Parent range||Selkirk Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/4|
|First ascent||1893 H. Lambert, Miss MacLeod, H. Perley, W. Rau, W. Stables|
|Easiest route||YDS 2-4 Scrambling|
Mount Afton is a 2,553-metre (8,376-foot) mountain summit located in Glacier National Park in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated near the north end of Asulkan Ridge, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Rogers Pass, 56 km (35 mi) northeast of Revelstoke, and 40 km (25 mi) west of Golden.
The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1893 by Herbert Lambert, Miss MacLeod, Harold A. Perley, William H. Rau, and William Stables via the east buttress.
The mountain was climbed in 1895 via the south ridge by Philip Stanley Abbot, Charles Ernest Fay, and Charles S. Thompson who named the mountain after themselves using an amalgamation of letters from their surnames, ("A"bbot "F"ay "T"homps"on").
The mountain's name was officially adopted March 31, 1924, when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Afton is located in a subarctic climate zone 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 north into the Illecillewaet River.
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