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Mount Bosworth
Mount Bosworth seen from Herbert Lake.jpg
Mount Bosworth reflected in Herbert Lake
Highest point
Elevation 2,769 m (9,085 ft)
Prominence 159 m (522 ft)
Geography
Location Alberta / British Columbia
Parent range Park Ranges
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N/08
Climbing
First ascent 1903 Dominion Topographic Survey
Easiest route Scrambling Routes

Mount Bosworth is located in the Canadian Rockies on the border of Alberta and British Columbia. The mountain is situated immediately northwest of Kicking Horse Pass and straddles the shared border of Banff National Park with Yoho National Park. It was named in 1903 after George Morris Bosworth, an executive and long-time employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Geology

Mount Bosworth 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.

Mount Bosworth from highway
Mount Bosworth seen from Highway 1 near Lake Louise

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Bosworth 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.

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