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Mount Girouard
Mts Inglismaldie Girouard.jpg
Mount Inglismaldie (left) and Mount Girouard (right)
Highest point
Elevation 2,995 m (9,826 ft)
Prominence 1,455 m (4,774 ft)
Listing List of mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fairholme Range
Topo map NTS 82O/03
Climbing
First ascent 1938 by E.E. Bishop and D.R. Crosby
Easiest route rock climb
Lake Minnewanka Panorama
Lake Minnewanka and Mount Girouard

Mount Girouard is the highest peak of the Fairholme Range in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Mt. Girouard is located in the Bow River valley south of Lake Minnewanka.

The mountain was named in 1904 after Sir Édouard Girouard, a railway builder in Africa during the rule of the British Empire.

Geology

Mount Girouard 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.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Girouard is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F). Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the Bow River.

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