|Elevation||3,342 m (10,965 ft)|
|Prominence||1,102 m (3,615 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Andromeda (3450 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Alberta|
|Protected area||Banff National Park|
|Parent range||Columbia Icefield|
|Topo map||NTS 83C3 Columbia Icefield|
|First ascent||July 12, 1923, by Conrad Kain, W.S. Ladd, J. Monroe Thorington|
|Easiest route||technical climb|
A 75 m (246 ft) pinnacle unofficially named Lighthouse Tower and also sometimes referred to as "Cleopatra's Needle" (elevation 2,960 m (9,710 ft)), is located two kilometres from the summit on the eastern ridge of Mt. Saskatchewan.
It was first climbed in 1964 by G. Boehnisch and L. Mackay.
Like other mountains in Banff Park, Mount Saskatchewan is composed of sedimentary rock laid down from 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. The north aspect of the peak supports an unnamed glacier which can be seen well from Parker Ridge.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Saskatchewan 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. Weather conditions during summer months are optimum for climbing.
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