Mount Fox (Canada) facts for kids
- For the peak located in the Selkirk Mountains, see Mount Fox (British Columbia).
Quick facts for kidsMount Fox
Mount Fox (centered) from the north
|Elevation||2,973 m (9,754 ft)|
|Prominence||228 m (748 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Foch (3194 m)|
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82J/11|
|First ascent||1916 Interprovincial Boundary Commission|
|Easiest route||Scrambling Routes|
Mount Fox is a 2,973-metre (9,754-foot) mountain on the shared border between Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on the Continental Divide south of the Kananaskis Lakes area of the Canadian Rockies. It was named in 1859 by John Palliser after Sir Charles Fox (1810-1874), a member of the Royal Geographical Society.
Mount Fox 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 rock during the Laramide orogeny.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Fox 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. In terms of favorable weather, June through September are the best months to climb it.
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