Mount Balfour from Iceline Trail
|Elevation||3,284 m (10,774 ft) |
|Prominence||934 m (3,064 ft) |
|Location||Alberta / British Columbia, Canada|
|Parent range||Waputik Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/09|
|First ascent||1898 C.L. Noyes, C.S. Thompson, G.M. Weed; Appalachian Mountain Club|
Mount Balfour is a mountain located on the Continental Divide, part of the border between British Columbia and Alberta, in the Waputik Range in the Park Ranges of the Canadian Rockies.It is the 71th highest peak in Alberta and the 113th highest in British Columbia; it is also the 52nd most prominence in Alberta.
Mount Balfour 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, Mount Balfour is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C.
- Mountains of Alberta
- Mountains of British Columbia
- List of peaks on the British Columbia–Alberta border
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- Peaks in Alberta by height
- list of peaks in BC
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