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Mount Dungarvan
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Mount Dungarvan
Highest point
Elevation 2,575 m (8,448 ft)
Prominence 243 m (797 ft)
Parent peak Cloudy Peak (2591 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82H04
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble
Mountains and prairie (2822881520)
Mount Dungarvan left of center

Mount Dungarvan is a 2,575-metre (8,448-foot) mountain summit located in Waterton Lakes National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Cloudy Peak, 2.8 km (1.7 mi) to the west.

History

The mountain was named in 1943 after the town of Dungarvan in Ireland. Dungarvan is also the Irish term for a rough and broken mountain.

The mountain's name became official in 1943 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Geology

Like other mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park, Mount Dungarvan 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. The summit is a series of basalt pinnacles from the Purcell Sill.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Dungarvan 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 the mountain drains into tributaries of Waterton River.

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