Gibraltar Mountain (Alberta)

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Gibraltar Mountain
Gibraltar Mountain is located in Alberta
Gibraltar Mountain
Gibraltar Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 2,665 m (8,743 ft) [1]
Prominence 455 m (1,493 ft) [1]
Parent peak Mist Mountain
Listing Mountains of Alberta
Coordinates 50°35′25″N 114°50′14″W / 50.59028°N 114.83722°W / 50.59028; -114.83722Coordinates: 50°35′25″N 114°50′14″W / 50.59028°N 114.83722°W / 50.59028; -114.83722[2]
Geography
Location Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Parent range Misty Range
Topo map NTS Mount Rae 82J/10

Gibraltar Mountain is a peak in the Canadian Rockies, located 23 km (14 mi) east of Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta. Named in 1928 due to its physical likeness to the Rock of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean Sea.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gibraltar Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Mountain". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 57.