Karnak Mountain is a 3,411-metre (11,191 ft) mountain summit located 42 km (26 mi) west-southwest of Invermere in the Purcell Mountains of southeast British Columbia, Canada. The nearest higher peak is Jumbo Mountain, 0.79 km (0.49 mi) to the east-northeast, and The Lieutenants is set 2 km (1.2 mi) to the northwest. Karnak and Jumbo form a double summit massif which is the second-highest mountain in the Purcells. The first ascent of Karnak Mountain was made August 14, 1915, by A.H. & E.L. MacCarthy, M. & W.E. Stone, and Conrad Kain via the southwest slopes. The peak was named in 1910 by Stone and MacCarthy after Karnak, the Egyptian Temple Complex. The mountain's name was officially adopted June 9, 1960, when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Karnak Mountain is located in a subarctic climate zone with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Jumbo Creek which is a tributary of the Columbia River.
By elevation Karnak Mountain is
# 10 out of 677 in Regional District of East Kootenay # 40 out of 8219 in British Columbia # 6 out of 2288 in the Columbia Mountains # 4 out of 418 in the Purcell Mountains
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