Mount Smythe

Mount Smythe is a mountain in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Mount Smythe
Mount Smythe is located in Alberta
Mount Smythe
Mount Smythe
Location in Alberta
Mount Smythe is located in Canada
Mount Smythe
Mount Smythe
Mount Smythe (Canada)
Highest point
Elevation3,260 m (10,700 ft) [1]
Prominence420 m (1,380 ft) [2]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates52°21′20″N 117°28′30″W / 52.35556°N 117.47500°W / 52.35556; -117.47500
LocationAlberta, Canada
Parent rangeWinston Churchill Range
Topo mapNTS 83C/06
First ascent1951 by Gil Roberts, Chuck Wilts, Ellen Wilts[1]
Easiest routerock/snow climb

It is located in the Winston Churchill Range, 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest of Gong Peak and 1 km (0.62 mi) north of Mount Nelson. It reaches a height of 3,260 m (10,700 ft).

The mountain was named after Francis Sydney Smythe, an international mountaineer who climbed in the Himalaya, Alps and the Canadian Rockies.[1]


Mount Smythe is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods.[3] Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.[4]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Smythe is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[5] Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C.

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Smythe". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  2. ^ "Mount Smythe". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. ^ Belyea, Helen R. (1960). The Story of the Mountains in Banff National Park (PDF). (Report). Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  4. ^ Gadd, Ben (2008). Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias.
  5. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L. & McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.

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