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Monad Peak (Peak 8372)  Alberta
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2552 m -> 8373 feet
Prominence?: 525 m above Oyster-Lost Pass
Line Parent?: Mount O'Rourke (15.4 km away, at bearing 296 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Farquhar (19.0 km away)

Location:   50.10963,-114.53893     50:06:35, -114:32:20   11U 675967 5553720 (29 km E of Elkford). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.02   AreaCode: FL04/BF03
Located directly E of the head of Isolation Creek and N of the head of Honeymoon Creek, S of Savanna Creek and E of Slacker Creek. The peak itself is a long rocky ridge running north-south. It is fairly gentle from the col to the west.

Name Notes: Named according to the isolation theme of the area. The word monad comes from the Greek word for "one", "single", or "unique" and has had many meanings in different contexts in philosophy, mathematics, computing and music.

Among the Pythagoreans (followers of Pythagoras) the monad was the first thing that came into existence. The monad begot the dyad, which begot the numbers, the numbers begat points, which begot lines, which begat two-dimensional entities, which begat three-dimensional entities, which begat bodies, which begot the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up. The monad was thus a central concept in the cosmology of the Pythagoreans, who held the belief that the world was - literally - built up by numbers.

Trip Reports within 1 km
48 2012.05.21 Spring Slog up Monad Peak David Salahub


Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

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