The Steeples facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Steeples
|Elevation||2,804 m (9,199 ft)|
|Prominence||609 m (1,998 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Fisher (2843 m)|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Hughes Range
|Topo map||NTS 82G11|
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.
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.
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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