Mount Girouard facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Girouard
Mount Inglismaldie (left) and Mount Girouard (right)
|Elevation||2,995 m (9,826 ft)|
|Prominence||1,455 m (4,774 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Fairholme Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|First ascent||1938 by E.E. Bishop and D.R. Crosby|
|Easiest route||rock climb|
The mountain was named in 1904 after Sir Édouard Girouard, a railway builder in Africa during the rule of the British Empire.
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.
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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