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Mount Alexandra
Highest point
Elevation 3,401 m (11,158 ft)
Prominence 241 m (791 ft)
Parent peak Mount Lyell (3498 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Mountains of British Columbia
Geography
Country Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/14
Geology
Type of rock Sedimentary
Climbing
First ascent 1902 James Outram, Christian Kaufmann

Mount Alexandra is a remote 3,401-metre (11,158-foot) mountain summit on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1902 by James Outram with guide Christian Kaufmann. Mount Alexandra was named in 1902 by James Outram for Alexandra of Denmark.

Geology

Like other mountains in Banff National Park, Mount Alexandra is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from 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, Mount Alexandra 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.

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