Mount Fisher (British Columbia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Fisher
|Elevation||2,843 m (9,327 ft)|
|Prominence||873 m (2,864 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Morro (2845 m)|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Hughes Range
|Topo map||NTS 82G11|
|First ascent||1913 A. Nichols, G. Lum|
Mount Fisher, also known locally as Fisher Peak, is a 2,843-metre (9,327-foot) mountain summit located in the Hughes Range of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. Situated east of historic Fort Steele and the Rocky Mountain Trench, this prominent peak is visible from the Crowsnest Highway and Cranbrook. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Morro, 23.0 km (14.3 mi) to the north. The Steeples are located 10.0 km (6.2 mi) to the south.
Mount Fisher was named in 1915 for John S. ("Jack") Fisher, a prospector who discovered gold in nearby Wildhorse Creek in 1863, and in 1864. The mining community that sprang up at Wildhorse Creek was called Fisherville, only to be razed in 1866 in order to work the ground where it stood.
The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1913 by A. Nichols and G. Lum.
The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1924 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Fisher has 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 the Kootenay River.
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