Mount Peechee facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Peechee
|Elevation||2,935 m (9,629 ft)|
|Prominence||160 m (520 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Fairholme Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|Easiest route||rock climb|
The mountain was named in 1884 by George Dawson after an Indian guide who escorted George Simpson through the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Peechee 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 Peechee 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 Peechee drains into tributaries of the Bow River, which is a tributary of the Saskatchewan River.
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