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The Whistlers
The Whistlers, Jasper Park.jpg
The Whistlers seen from Jasper
Highest point
Elevation 2,470 m (8,100 ft)
Prominence 160 m (520 ft)
Parent peak Indian Peak (2820 m)
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Geography
Location Jasper National Park
Alberta, Canada
Parent range Trident Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 83D/16
Climbing
Easiest route Tram, hiking

The Whistlers is a 2,470-metre (8,100-foot) mountain summit located in Jasper National Park, in the Trident Range of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The municipality of Jasper is situated 7 kilometres to the northeast. Its nearest higher peak is Indian Peak, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) to the southwest. The highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada ascends to a lookout at 2,277 meters elevation, still 193 meters below the summit, but a hiking trail continues to the summit. Some of the mountains that can be seen (weather permitting) from the top include Mount Robson, Mount Bridgland, Monarch Mountain, Pyramid Mountain, Hawk Mountain, Mount Colin, Grisette Mountain, Mount Tekarra, Mount Hardisty, Mount Kerkeslin, Terminal Mountain, and Manx Peak.

History

The descriptive name The Whistlers was applied in 1916 by Édouard-Gaston Deville of the Geological Survey of Canada for the whistling inhabitants of the mountain, the hoary marmot. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1951 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, The Whistlers is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C. Precipitation runoff from The Whistlers drains into tributaries of the Athabasca River.

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