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Sentinel Peak (Adamant Range)

Sentinel Peak
East aspect
Highest point
Elevation2,992 m (9,816 ft)[1][2]
Prominence111 m (364 ft)[3]
Parent peakAdamant Mountain (3,345 m)[3]
Isolation1.45 km (0.90 mi)[3]
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates51°44′44″N 117°52′20″W / 51.74556°N 117.87222°W / 51.74556; -117.87222[4]
Sentinel Peak is located in British Columbia
Sentinel Peak
Sentinel Peak
Location of Sentinel Peak in British Columbia
Sentinel Peak is located in Canada
Sentinel Peak
Sentinel Peak
Sentinel Peak (Canada)
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictKootenay Land District[5]
Parent rangeAdamant Range[1]
Selkirk Mountains
Topo mapNTS 82N12 Mount Sir Sandford[4]
First ascent1946[1]
Easiest routeScrambling[6]

Sentinel Peak is a 2,992-metre (9,816-foot) mountain in British Columbia, Canada.


Sentinel Peak is part of the Adamant Range which is a subrange of the Selkirk Mountains.[5] It is located 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Golden and 30 km (19 mi) north of Glacier National Park. Sentinel Peak is highly glaciated with the Granite Glacier west of the peak, Echo Glacier in the north cirque, and the Gothics Glacier on the south and east slopes of the peak. Precipitation runoff and glacial meltwater from the mountain drains to Kinbasket Lake via Smith and Swan creeks. Topographic relief is significant as the summit rises 1,800 metres (5,905 ft) above Smith Creek in 5 km (3.1 mi) and 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) above Swan Creek in 4 km (2.5 mi). Sentinel Peak is located south of the Bill Putnam hut which makes the peak an excellent ski mountaineering destination.[6] The mountain's toponym was officially adopted on March 4, 1965, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.[4]


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Sentinel Peak is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.[7] Winter temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. This climate supports three glaciers on the slopes of the peak.

See also



  1. ^ a b c Glen W. Boles, William Lowell Putnam, Roger W. Laurilla (2006), "Canadian Mountain Place Names", Rocky Mountain Books, ISBN 9781894765794, p. 224.
  2. ^ "Sentinel Peak". Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  3. ^ a b c "Sentinel Peak,". Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  4. ^ a b c "Sentinel Peak". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  5. ^ a b "Sentinel Peak". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  6. ^ a b Chic Scott, Summits and Icefields: Columbia Mountains, Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2003, ISBN 9781894765473, p. 54.
  7. ^ 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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