Mount Fifi

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Mount Fifi
Mount Fifi seen from Johnson Lake Alberta Canada.jpg
Mount Fifi seen from Johnson Lake
Highest point
Elevation2,621 m (8,599 ft) [1]
Prominence106 m (348 ft) [note 1]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates51°13′23″N 115°41′35″W / 51.22306°N 115.69306°W / 51.22306; -115.69306Coordinates: 51°13′23″N 115°41′35″W / 51.22306°N 115.69306°W / 51.22306; -115.69306
Geography
Mount Fifi is located in Alberta
Mount Fifi
Mount Fifi
Location in Alberta
Mount Fifi is located in Canada
Mount Fifi
Mount Fifi
Mount Fifi (Canada)
LocationAlberta, Canada
Parent rangeSawback Range
Canadian Rockies
Topo mapNTS 82O/04
Climbing
First ascent1921 L.S. Crosby, J.W.A. Hickson, Edward Feuz Jr.
Mount Louis (left) and Mount Fifi (right)

Mount Fifi was named in 1886 after Edith Orde's dog Fifi. Mount Louis, Mount Edith, and Mount Fifi were named on the trip. It is located in the Sawback range of Banff National Park, Alberta.[1][2]

Geology[edit]

Mount Fifi is composed of limestone, a sedimentary rock laid down from 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]

Climate[edit]

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Fifi 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. Weather conditions during summer months are optimum for climbing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Fifi". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  2. ^ "Mount Fifi". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  3. ^ Belyea, Helen (1960). "The Story of the Mountains in Banff National Park" (PDF). Geological Survey of Canada. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2019-06-23. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Gadd, Ben (2008). "Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  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.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Bivouac and Peakfinder differ as to summit elevation by 16 m. Thus, 16 was subtracted from the prominence of 122 given by Bivouac.

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