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Og Mountain  Alberta   #1506
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 2863 m -> 9393 feet
Prominence?: 173 m  
Line Parent?: Bashan Peak (1.3 km away, at bearing 105 degrees)
Greater Parent: Bashan Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.95918,-115.60129     50:57:33, -115:36:05   11U 598231 5646217 (22 km SW of Canmore). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.13   AreaCode: FL05/JG50
Mount Og
Og Mountain is part of the boundary between Banff NP and Assiniboine Provincial Park and is on the continental divide; it is just north of Og Pass and Assiniboine Pass. It has likely been ascended several times. The name Og was probably chosen because of its poetic and Biblical cohesion with names for two lakes in the region - Magog and Gog. These two were reputed in the Old Testament to be a pair of giants, "survivors of a mythical super-race mentioned in Ezekiel and Revelations" (Boles, "Place Names of the Canadian Alps," 121, 189). Since OT times, these two have come to refer to any pair of destructive and evil forces. Og, however, is often omitted since few legendary references are to triplets. Supposedly Og was a giant king of Bashan (upwards of nine km tall) and "was reputed to drink water from the clouds. He also lived for three thousand years and was done in by Moses" (Boles, 251).

Trip Reports within 1 km
25 2008.09.05 A Traverse of Og Mountain Vern Dewit
24 1993.07.28 Ascent of Og Mountain, Cave Mountain Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
6 Mount Og Fraser Judd
4 Og Mountain and Windy Ridge Rick Collier

Placename Photos
6 Mt Assiniboine and Sunburst Peak reflected in Sunburst Lake Martin Godwyn
5 Mt Assiniboine panorama at dawn from the Nub ridge Martin Godwyn
5 Mt Assiniboine at dawn from the Nublet Martin Godwyn