Mount Jellicoe facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Jellicoe
Mount Jellicoe seen from Turbine Canyon
|Elevation||3,075 m (10,089 ft)|
|Prominence||179 m (587 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Smith-Dorrien (3151 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Location||Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
|Parent range||Spray Mountains
|Topo map||NTS 82J/11|
|Age of rock||Cambrian|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary rock|
|First ascent||1922 E.W. Crawford, W. Gillespie, M.D. Geddes, M.P. Hendrie, N.D.B. Hendrie|
Mount Jellicoe is a 3,075-metre (10,089-foot) mountain summit located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Smith-Dorrien, 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the north. The Haig Glacier lies below the west aspect of Jellicoe, and the Smith-Dorrien Glacier lies to the north. The Continental Divide is 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the west.
Like so many of the mountains in Kananaskis Country, Mount Jellicoe received its name from the persons and ships involved in the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the only major sea battle of the First World War.
The first ascent of the peak was made in 1922 by E.W. Crawford, W. Gillespie, M.D. Geddes, M.P. Hendrie, and N.D.B. Hendrie.
The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1924 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Mount Jellicoe 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 Jellicoe 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, July through September are the best months to climb. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into headwaters of the Upper Kananaskis River.
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