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Wasootch Peak
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Wasootch Peak seen from the north
Highest point
Elevation 2,352 m (7,717 ft)
Prominence 200 m (660 ft)
Parent peak Old Baldy (2726 m)
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Fisher Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo map NTS 82J/14
Geology
Age of rock Cambrian
Type of rock sedimentary rock
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling

Wasootch Peak is a 2,352-metre (7,717-foot) mountain summit located in the Fisher Range of Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The peak is situated on the northern end of the ridge that separates Wasootch Creek from the Kananaskis River. Wasootch Peak's nearest higher peak is Old Baldy, 1.54 km (0.96 mi) to the southeast. The peak may be seen from Highway 40, and is prominently featured from the ski slopes at Nakiska. Wasootch is from the Stoney language word wazi, which translated means unique.

Geology

Wasootch Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.

Climate

Wasootch Peak in AB
Wasootch Peak

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Wasootch Peak 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 September are the best months to climb. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Wasootch Creek and the Kananaskis River.

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