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Ribbon Peak
Kananaskis country Alberta Canada (24330970022).jpg
Ribbon Peak seen with summit of Mount Bogart directly behind
Highest point
Elevation 2,880 m (9,450 ft)
Prominence 228 m (748 ft)
Parent peak Mount Bogart (3144 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Kananaskis Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/14
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary
Climbing
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.

History

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.

Geology

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.

Climate

Mount Bogart from Kananaskis river at the village junction
Bogart (left) and Ribbon

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.

Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Ribbon Creek, thence into the Kananaskis River.

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