|Elevation||3,155 m (10,351 ft)|
|Prominence||275 m (902 ft)|
|Parent range||Winston Churchill Range|
|Topo map||NTS 83C/05|
|First ascent||1967 by Don Lashier and Charlie Raymond|
|Easiest route||rock/snow climb|
Thorington Tower is a mountain in Alberta, Canada. It is located near the north branch of Lynx Creek (Alberta) in Jasper National Park.
A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.
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Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 11,000 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.
Mount Palmer lies 1½ km west of the tower. The mountain was named in 1967 after J. Monroe Thorington, an American ophthalmologist who climbed extensively in the Selkirks and the Canadian Rockies during the 1920s and 1930s. First ascent was by Don Lashier and Charlie Raymond in September 1967.
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Dolomite Peak is a 2,860-metre (9,380-foot) summit located in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Cirque Peak, 3.98 km (2.47 mi) to the northwest. Dolomite Peak can be seen from the Icefields Parkway with its distinctive crags and colorful towers that are a mixture of dolomite and limestone. Dolomite is rare in the Rockies and is stronger than limestone.
Terminal Mountain is a 2,835-metre (9,300-foot) mountain summit located in Jasper National Park, in the Trident Range of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The town of Jasper is situated 12 kilometres to the north-northeast. Terminal Mountain forms the west buttress of Marmot Pass, and the east buttress is formed by Marmot Mountain, home of the Marmot Basin alpine ski area. Circus Valley lies at the south side of the mountain, and the north side towers above the valley of Whistlers Creek. Its nearest higher peak is Manx Peak, 2.0 km (1.2 mi) to the west.
The Watchtower is a 2,971 metres mountain summit located in the Maligne River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Maligne Range and is visible from the Maligne Lake Road where it towers over Medicine Lake. Its nearest higher peak is Sirdar Mountain, 11.64 km (7.23 mi) to the north.
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