Mount Crandell facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Crandell
Mouint Crandell seen from Waterton Town Campground
|Elevation||2,381 m (7,812 ft)|
|Prominence||781 m (2,562 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Blakiston (2932 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Clark Range
|Topo map||NTS 82H04|
|Age of rock||Cambrian|
|Type of rock||sedimentary rock|
Mount Crandell is a 2,381-metre (7,812-foot) mountain summit located in Waterton Lakes National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It is situated immediately north of the Waterton townsite. Its nearest higher peak is Bertha Peak, 2.94 km (1.83 mi) to the south-southwest.
Mount Crandell was named in 1914 after Edward H. Crandell who was one of Calgary's first oilmen.
The mountain's name was made official in 1943 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Like other mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park, Mount Crandell 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 Cretaceous period rock during the Laramide orogeny.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Crandell 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 Crandell drains into Waterton Lake, thence Waterton River.
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