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The Whistlers seen from Jasper
|Elevation||2,470 m (8,100 ft)|
|Prominence||160 m (520 ft)|
|Parent peak||Indian Peak (2820 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Location||Jasper National Park
|Parent range||Trident Range
|Topo map||NTS 83D/16|
|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.
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.
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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