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Mount Charlton
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Highest point
Elevation 3,217 m (10,554 ft)
Prominence 197 m (646 ft)
Parent peak Mount Brazeau (3470 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Queen Elizabeth Ranges
Canadian Rockies
Climbing
First ascent 1921 W.R. Hainsworth, M.M. Strumia

Mount Charlton is a 3,217-metre (10,554-foot) mountain summit located on the west side of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Unwin, 1.2 kilometres (0.75 miles) to the west.

History

The peak was named in 1911 by Mary Schäffer for H. R. Charlton, a railroad official who served with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway as the General Advertising Agent.

The first ascent was made in 1921 by W.R. Hainsworth and M.M. Strumia.

The mountain's name was made official in 1947 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Charlton is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 degrees Celsius (−4 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F). Precipitation runoff from Mount Charlton drains into the Maligne River, which is a tributary of the Athabasca River.

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