Storm Mountain (Misty Range)

Storm Mountain is a mountain in Alberta's Rockies, Canada.

Storm Mountain
Storm Mountain from Kananaskis Trail
Highest point
Elevation3,095 m (10,154 ft)[1][2][3]
Prominence291 m (955 ft)[2]
Parent peakMist Mountain (3139 m)[2]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates50°35′13″N 114°56′23″W / 50.58694°N 114.93972°W / 50.58694; -114.93972[4]
Geography
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Parent rangeMisty Range
Topo mapNTS 82J10 Mount Rae
Climbing
Easiest routeDifficult Scramble[5]

It is located alongside Highway 40, southwest of the Highwood Pass parking lot in Kananaskis Country, and is part of the Misty Range of the Canadian Rockies. It is identifiable as the tall peak between Mount Arethusa and Mist Mountain at the far south end of the Misty Range.

It was named by George Mercer Dawson in 1884, for the storm clouds he saw on the summit.[1][5]

The "other" Storm Mountain

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Dawson also named another peak Storm Mountain, 100 km away on the continental divide that separates Alberta and British Columbia, and Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park, to the northwest. It is unusual for two peaks of such close proximity to share the same name, especially when named by the same individual.

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References

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  1. ^ a b "Storm Mountain". cdnrockiesdatabases.ca. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c "Storm Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. ^ "Topographic map of Storm Mountain". opentopomap.org. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  4. ^ "Storm Mountain". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  5. ^ a b Kane, Alan (2016). "Storm Mountain (Highwood)". Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies (3rd ed.). Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. Kindle Edition. ISBN 978-1-77160-098-9.
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