Princess Margaret Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPrincess Margaret Mountain
Lake Minnewanka and Princess Margaret Mountain
|Elevation||2,515 m (8,251 ft)|
|Prominence||38 m (125 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Charles Stewart 2809 m|
|Listing||List of mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Fairholme Range
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|Easiest route||rock climb|
The mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from 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, it is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures in winter can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F). Weather conditions during summer months are optimum for climbing.
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