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Mount Allen (Peak Six, Shappee)  Alberta/British Columbia   #1575
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3280 m -> 10761 feet
Prominence?: 260 m  
Line Parent?: Deltaform Mountain (2.1 km away, at bearing 303 degrees)
Greater Parent: Deltaform Mountain (2.0 km away)

Location:   51.29150,-116.22046     51:17:29, -116:13:14   11U 554356 5682530 (10 km SE of Lake O'Hara). (15 km S of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.08   AreaCode: FL16/CC92
First Ascent: 1904 G. Benham, C. Kaufmann
Mount Allen from Mount Tuzo
This peak is #72 on the Height List for Alberta .The first ascent of Allen (Shappee) was made by Miss G.E. Benham, accompanied by the guide Christian Kaufmann, in July of 1904. Their route took them up the 3-4 couloir, across the Fay glacier, and then up the W slopes of the objective.

Name Notes: Mt. Allen was, according to Boles, et al., in Place Names of the Canadian Alps, named for Samuel Evans Stokes Allen (1874-1945). A graduate of Yale, he hailed from Philadelphia and was an exploratory alpinist and the pioneer of present-day nomenclature in the Lake Louise region. In the years from 1893 to 1895 he, along with Walter Wilcox, prepared two maps of the area. Originally Allen called this peak Shappee, which is Stoney for 'six' this being the sixth peak in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Sadly, Allen's parents disapproved of his interest in alpinism, a condition which brought on severe depression . . . . He spent the final forty years of his life in confinement for insanity.

Trips within 1 km
19 1986.08.20 Tuzo - From Mount Allen Route Rick Collier
25 1986.07.19 Allen - Approach and Climb Route Rick Collier

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field David Wasserman

Paper Maps
1:50000Lake Louise & Yoho Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Mount Allen from Mount Tuzo Rick Collier
9 Sunrise in the Valley of the Ten Peaks Steve Sproule

Placename Photos
11 Deltaform Tim Deutscher
9 Peaks to the NW of Mount Allen Rick Collier
7 Mount Allenby Fraser Judd
7 Final Approach to the Summit of Mount Allenby Rick Collier
6 Windtower Rick Collier
6 Southeast Approach Ridge to Mount Allenby Rick Collier
6 Descending Temple's Upper Slopes Steve Sproule
5 Sentinel Pass, Pinnacle Mountain, Eiffel Peak and Wastach Pass From Haddo Tim Deutscher
4 The Three Sisters: Faith, Hope, and Charity Rick Collier
3 Mount Allenby Rick Collier
3 Deltaform Mountain from Temple Kevin Altheim