Ribbon Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRibbon Peak
Ribbon Peak seen with summit of Mount Bogart directly behind
|Elevation||2,880 m (9,450 ft)|
|Prominence||228 m (748 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Bogart (3144 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Kananaskis Range
|Topo map||NTS 82J/14|
|Age of rock||Cambrian|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary|
|First ascent||1957 Crickard, Higgins, Gmoser|
|Easiest route||Scrambling with exposure via south ridge|
Ribbon Peak is a 2,880-metre (9,450-foot) summit located in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Ribbon's nearest higher peak is Mount Bogart, 1.0 km (0.62 mi) to the southwest. Ribbon Peak is situated four kilometres northwest of Mount Kidd, and both can be seen from Highway 40 near the Kananaskis Village junction along Highway 40.
The first ascent of the peak was made in 1957 by F.W. Crickard, R. Higgins, and Hans Gmoser (guide).
In June 1986, the vicinity was the scene of the first of three related airplane crashes known as the Rescue 807 Crashes. Three lakes on the north aspect of Ribbon Peak were named Memorial Lakes in remembrance of the crash victims.
Ribbon Peak 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, Ribbon Peak 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.
The months July through October offer the most favorable weather for viewing or climbing Ribbon Peak.
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