Mount Kerkeslin facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Kerkeslin
Mount Kerkeslin seen from Athabasca Falls
|Elevation||2,956 m (9,698 ft)|
|Prominence||730 m (2,400 ft)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Maligne Range|
|Topo map||NTS 83C/12|
|First ascent||1926 by F.H. Slark, guided by J. Weber|
Mount Kerkeslin is a 2,956 m (9,698 ft) mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It is the highest peak of the Maligne Range. It is located in the south part of the Maligne Range, east of the Icefields Parkway and is visible from the Athabasca Falls lookout. Mount Kerkeslin is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Cambrian period and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.
The mountain was named in 1859 by James Hector during the Palliser expedition but the source of the name is not known.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Kerkeslin 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 Kerkeslin drains into the Athabasca River.
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