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Threepoint Mountain
Threepoint Mountain from Nihahi Ridge.jpg
Threepoint Mountain seen from Nihahi Ridge
Highest point
Elevation 2,595 m (8,514 ft)
Prominence 431 m (1,414 ft)
Parent peak Bluerock Mountain (2789 m)
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/10
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock Sedimentary rock
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling

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.

Geology

Threepoint Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods and was later pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

Climate

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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