Threepoint Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThreepoint Mountain
Threepoint Mountain seen from Nihahi Ridge
|Elevation||2,595 m (8,514 ft)|
|Prominence||431 m (1,414 ft)|
|Parent peak||Bluerock Mountain (2789 m)|
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82J/10|
|Age of rock||Cambrian|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary rock|
Threepoint Mountain is the descriptive name for a three-pointed 2,595-metre (8,514-foot) mountain summit located in the Elbow River valley of Kananaskis Country, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. it is situated southwest of Calgary and can be seen from Highway 66. Threepoint Mountain's nearest higher peak is Bluerock Mountain, 4.7 km (2.9 mi) to the south. The mountain's name was made official in 1951 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Threepoint Mountain 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. In terms of favorable weather, June through October are the best months to climb. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into tributaries of the Elbow River.
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