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Mount Jellicoe
Mount Jellicoe from Turbine Canyon.jpg
Mount Jellicoe seen from Turbine Canyon
Highest point
Elevation 3,075 m (10,089 ft)
Prominence 179 m (587 ft)
Parent peak Mount Smith-Dorrien (3151 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Spray Mountains
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/11
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary rock
Climbing
First ascent 1922 E.W. Crawford, W. Gillespie, M.D. Geddes, M.P. Hendrie, N.D.B. Hendrie
Easiest route Scramble

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.

History

Mount Jellicoe was named in 1918 to honor Admiral of the Fleet John R. Jellicoe (1859–1935), the commander of the British Grand Fleet who led the Royal Navy into the Battle of Jutland in World War I.

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.

Geology

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.

Climate

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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