Mount Alexandra (Canada) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Alexandra
|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
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/14|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
|First ascent||1902 James Outram, Christian Kaufmann|
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.
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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