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Mount Laussedat
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Mount Laussedat, south aspect
Highest point
Elevation 3,052 m (10,013 ft)
Prominence 986 m (3,235 ft)
Parent peak Mount Mummery (3331 m)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Southwest Central Park Ranges
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82N10
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary
Climbing
First ascent 1906

Mount Laussedat is a 3,052-meter (10,013-foot) mountain summit located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. It is the highest point in the Southwest Central Park Ranges. The mountain is situated 29 km (18 mi) north of Golden in the Blaeberry Valley. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1906 by C. B. Sissons, Arthur Oliver Wheeler, and M. Wheeler. The peak was named in 1911 by surveyor Arthur Oliver Wheeler for Aimé Laussedat (1819-1907), a French military officer whose pioneering photographic surveying techniques were used by Wheeler and Canada's Interprovincial Boundary Surveyors. The mountain's name was officially adopted March 31, 1924, when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Laussedat is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains north into Waitabit Creek, or south into the Blaeberry River, which are both tributaries of the Columbia River.

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