The Mitre (Alberta)
The Mitre is a 2,850-metre (9,350-foot) mountain summit located in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Mount Lefroy, 1.0 km (0.62 mi) to the west. Mount Aberdeen is 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the north-northeast, Lefroy Glacier immediately north, Mitre Glacier southwest, and Paradise Valley to the southeast.
|Elevation||2,850 m (9,350 ft) |
|Prominence||229 m (751 ft) |
|Parent peak||Mount Lefroy (3423 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Parent range||Bow Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/08|
|Age of rock||Cambrian|
|Type of rock||Sedimentary rock|
|First ascent||1901 C. Kaufmann; J. Pollinger; G. Collier; E. Tewes; G. Bohren|
Like other mountains in Banff Park, The Mitre 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.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, The Mitre 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.
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