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Mount Brett
Mount Brett.jpg
Mount Brett seen from Sulphur Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 2,984 m (9,790 ft)
Prominence 899 m (2,949 ft)
Parent peak Mount Ball
Listing List of mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Massive Range
Topo map NTS 82O/04
Climbing
First ascent 1916 Hogeboom, Bent, James Outram, Ritchie, McClelland
Easiest route Scrambling routes from Pilot Mountain

Mount Brett is a 2,984-metre (9,790-foot) summit located in the Massive Range of Alberta, Canada It is situated in Banff National Park, 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of Banff townsite, in the Canadian Rockies. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Ball, 12.52 km (7.78 mi) to the west.

History

Mount Brett was named in 1916 for Robert Brett (1851–1929). Doctor Brett was a surgeon who first came to Banff in 1885. He later served as the second Lieutenant Governor of Alberta starting in 1915.

The first ascent of Mount Brett was made in 1916 by C.F. Hogeboom, A.H. Bent, James Outram, E.G. Ritchie, and K.D. McClelland.

The mountain's name became official on November 2, 1956 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Geology

Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Brett 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

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Brett 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. Precipitation runoff from Mount Brett drains into tributaries of the Bow River, which is a tributary of the Saskatchewan River.

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