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Mount Speke (Coffin Mountain, Peak 7898)  Alberta   #11385
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies

Height: 2407 m -> 7897 feet
Prominence?: 563 m above Beaver-Westrup Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Livingstone (3.9 km away, at bearing 343 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Farquhar (28.0 km away)

Location:   50.10599,-114.38913     50:06:22, -114:23:21   11U 686690 5553680 (39 km E of Elkford). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.01   AreaCode: FL04/BD08
Located well out in the foothills, in the Livingstone range. A ridge W of the headwaters of Riley Creek and E of the Livingstone River, between Beaver Creek to the N and Ridge Creek to the S. Marked with spot height of 7898 feet.

Name Notes: Named according to the African explorer theme of the area (see Livingsone). Prior to Livingstone's search for the source of the Nile, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke had identified either Lake Albert or Lake Victoria as the source. This was partially correct, as the Nile River "bubbles from the ground high in the mountains of Burundi halfway between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria". Finding the Lualaba River, which feeds the Congo River, Livingstone decided that this river was in fact the "real" Nile.

Trips within 1 km
46 2009.06.30 A Five Peak Day on the Front Ranges Vern Dewit
27 2005.11.05 A Wintry Ascent of Mighty Isola Peak Rick Collier
40 2002.06.28 A Traverse of the Northern Section of the Livingstone Ridge Rick Collier

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