Mount Michener

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Mount Michener
Mount Michener 2005-05-22.jpg
North face from Abraham Lake
Highest point
Elevation 2,545 m (8,350 ft) [1]
Prominence 564 m (1,850 ft) [2]
Coordinates 52°12′25″N 116°23′27″W / 52.20694°N 116.39083°W / 52.20694; -116.39083[2]
Geography
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Ram Range
Topo map NTS 83C/01

Mount Michener, with a 2,545 m (8,350 ft) peak, is a mountain on the eastern border of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. It forms the northerly part of the Ram Range.

The mountain sits on the shore of Abraham Lake and its north, west and south face are all visible from the David Thompson Highway.

The mountain was named in 1982 after Daniel Roland Michener who was the Governor General of Canada from 1967 - 1974. Its previous names were Eye Opener Mountain and Phoebe's Teat, reportedly after a woman from Rocky Mountain House who would periodically visit the Nordegg miners in the 1930s.[3]

Geography[edit]

NTS Topographic Map showing Mount Michener

The formation of the Rocky Mountains began in the Late Cretaceous Period and finished in the Early Tertiary Period. The pressure on the fault line caused thousands of metres of rock to thrust upward. The contorted beds near the summit of Mount Michener are visible evidence of the tremendous force that caused its formation. A system of limestone caves does exist within the mountain, but they remain undocumented.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Peakfinder. "Mount Michener". Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Michener". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ Ross, Jane; Kyba, Daniel (1995). The David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide. Rocky Mountain Books. ISBN 0-921102-38-0.