Mount Topham facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Topham
Mount Topham, north aspect
|Elevation||2,872 m (9,423 ft)|
|Prominence||250 m (820 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Dawson (3377 m)|
|Location||Glacier National Park
British Columbia, Canada
|Parent range||Selkirk Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/3|
Mount Topham, is a 2,872-metre (9,423-foot) mountain summit located in Glacier National Park of British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Selkirk Mountains range. The mountain is a remote 60 km (37 mi) east of Revelstoke, and 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Golden. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Selwyn, 2.66 km (1.65 mi) to the west. Mount Topham is situated along the western edge of the Deville Glacier. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the Beaver River. Mount Topham was named in 1902 by Arthur Oliver Wheeler to honor Harold Ward Topham (1857-1915), an English mountaineer who explored and mapped the Selkirks. The mountain's name was officially adopted September 8, 1932, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Topham 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.
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