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Mount Andromache
Mount Andromache and Mount Hector.jpg
Mt. Andromache (left) and Mt. Hector (right)
Highest point
Elevation 3,033 m (9,951 ft)
Prominence 518 m (1,699 ft)
Parent peak Mount Hector (3394  m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N09
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary rock
Climbing
First ascent 1887 James J. McArthur and Tom Riley, Dominion Land Survey
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Andromache is a 3,033-metre (9,951-foot) mountain summit located in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Hector, 4.00 km (2.49 mi) to the south. Mount Andromache can be seen from the Icefields Parkway as the road traverses the western base of the peak. The Molar Glacier is situated on the northeast aspect of the mountain.

History

The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1887 by James J. McArthur and Tom Riley of the Dominion Land Survey. Mount Andromache was named in 1948 by the Alpine Club of Canada for Andromache, who in Greek mythology was the wife of Hector.

Geology

Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Andromache is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during 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

Mount Andromache from Icefields Parkway

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Andromache is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures in winter can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. The months July through September offer the most favorable weather for viewing and climbing this mountain. Precipitation runoff from Mount Andromache drains into tributaries of the Bow River.

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