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Mount Romulus
Mount Romulus of Kananaskis country.jpg
Mount Romulus, southeast face
Highest point
Elevation 2,832 m (9,291 ft)
Prominence 394 m (1,293 ft)
Parent peak Fisher Peak (3053 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fisher Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/15
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Romulus is a 2,832-metre (9,291-foot) mountain summit located in the Little Elbow River Valley of Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Weather permitting, the peak is visible from highways southwest of Calgary as it is recognizable by its signature band of snow that forms above the broad southeast cliffs. The mountain is named for Romulus, who along with his twin brother Remus were the mythological founders of Ancient Rome. Mount Remus (2688 m) is situated 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the east-northeast. The name was officially adopted by the Geographical Names Board of Canada in 1940. Mount Romulus' nearest higher peak is Fisher Peak, 4.0 km (2.5 mi) to the northwest.

Geology

Mount Romulus 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 Romulus 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. In terms of favorable weather, June through September are the best months to climb. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the Little Elbow River, which is a tributary of the Elbow River.

Nihahi Ridge view of Mount Romulus
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