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Mount Crandell
Mt. Crandell, Viewed from Waterton Town Campground - September 2012 - panoramio.jpg
Mouint Crandell seen from Waterton Town Campground
Highest point
Elevation 2,381 m (7,812 ft)
Prominence 781 m (2,562 ft)
Parent peak Mount Blakiston (2932 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Clark Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82H04
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock sedimentary rock
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling
Waterton Lakes area Mount Crandell
Mount Crandell centered, Bertha Peak to left

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.

History

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.

Geology

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.

Climate

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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