Mount Northover

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Mount Northover
Mount Northover is located in Alberta
Mount Northover
Mount Northover
Location in Alberta and British Columbia
Mount Northover is located in Canada
Mount Northover
Mount Northover
Mount Northover (Canada)
Highest point
Elevation2,999 m (9,839 ft) [2]
Prominence347 m (1,138 ft) [1]
Parent peakMount Lyautey (3045 m)[1]
Coordinates50°35′18″N 115°14′27″W / 50.58833°N 115.24083°W / 50.58833; -115.24083Coordinates: 50°35′18″N 115°14′27″W / 50.58833°N 115.24083°W / 50.58833; -115.24083
British Columbia
Topo mapNTS 82J/11
First ascent1957 S.A. Heiberg, P.J.B. Duffy, R.C. Hind, P. Ranier, I. Spreat
Easiest routeScrambling Routes

Mount Northover is located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. The nearest higher peak is Mount Lyautey, 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the north-northeast.[1] It was named in 1917 after Lieutenant A.W. Northover, M.C., of the C.E.F., one of western Canada's first war heroes.

A Boer War veteran, Northover enlisted at Regina in the North-West Battalion. He served with the 28th Battalion, C.E.F. and was awarded the Military Cross for action taken on Oct. 8, 1915. In 1916 he returned to Canada on a speaking tour, visiting relatives in Edmonton. [2][3]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Northover is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[4] Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C.

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Northover". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ a b PeakFinder
  3. ^ Mount Northover; Edmonton Bulletin, June 16, 1916
  4. ^ 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.

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