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The Steeples
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The Steeples
Highest point
Elevation 2,804 m (9,199 ft)
Prominence 609 m (1,998 ft)
Parent peak Mount Fisher (2843 m)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Hughes Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82G11
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling

The Steeples, is a 2,843-metre (9,327-foot) elevation mountain ridge located at the southern end of the Hughes Range in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. Situated immediately east of Norbury Lake Provincial Park and the Rocky Mountain Trench, this prominent five kilometres in length ridge is visible from the Crowsnest Highway and Cranbrook. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Fisher, 10.0 km (6.2 mi) to the north-northwest.

History

The Steeples was named in August 1858 by Thomas Blakiston of the Palliser Expedition as presumably it was believed to resemble church steeples.

The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1950 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, The Steeples has a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into tributaries of the Kootenay River.

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