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Mount Huber
Mount Huber above Lake O'Hara.jpg
Mount Huber seen above Lake O'Hara
Highest point
Elevation 3,348 m (10,984 ft)
Prominence 158 m (518 ft)
Parent peak Mount Victoria (3464 m)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N08
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Limestone
Climbing
First ascent 1903 George Collier, E. Tewes, Christian Bohren, Christian Kaufmann
Easiest route Scrambling class 4

Mount Huber is a 3,348-metre (10,984-foot) summit located two kilometers east of Lake O'Hara in the Bow Range of Yoho National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Victoria, 1.0 km (0.62 mi) to the north-northeast. Mount Huber is a secondary summit of Mount Victoria which is on the Continental Divide.

History

Named in 1903 by Samuel Allen for Emil Huber, a Swiss climber, who, with Carl Sulzer, were first to climb Mount Sir Donald in the Selkirk Mountains. The first ascent of the Mount Huber was made in 1903 by George Collier, E. Tewes, Christian Bohren, and Christian Kaufmann. The mountain's name became official in 1924 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Geology

Mount Huber 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.

Mount Huber seen from Schafer Lake
Mount Huber seen from Shaffer Lake

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Huber 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 Mount Huber drains into tributaries of the Kicking Horse River which is a tributary of the Columbia River.

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