Mount Peskett facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Peskett
|Elevation||3,124 m (10,249 ft)|
|Prominence||122 m (400 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Loudon (3221 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Murchison Group
|Topo map||NTS 82N/16|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
|First ascent||1970 Leo Grillmair, W.L. Putman, D. Von Hennig|
Mount Peskett is a 3,124-metre (10,249-foot) mountain summit located in the North Saskatchewan River valley of Alberta, Canada. Mount Peskett is situated in the Canadian Rockies on the northern boundary the Siffleur Wilderness Area. Its nearest higher peaks are Mount Loudon, 3.7 km (2.3 mi) to the south, and Siffleur Mountain 3.7 km to the southeast. Mount Peskett can be seen from Highway 11, the David Thompson Highway. Precipitation runoff from the mountain flows north via Loudon Creek and Spreading Creek which are both tributaries of the North Saskatchewan River.
The mountain's name became official in 1968 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
The first ascent was made in 1970 by Leo Grillmair, W.L. Putman, and D. Von Hennig.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Peskett 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.
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