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Oyster Peak  Alberta
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2777 m -> 9111 feet
Prominence?: 186 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Saint Bride (5 km away, at bearing 114 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Saint Bride (5 km away)

Location:   51.52557,-116.01839     51:31:32, -116:01:06   11U 568097 5708729 (16 km NE of Lake Louise). NTS Mapsheet: 082.N.09   AreaCode: FL16/FA21
Located at the north end of the Sawback range, overlooking Red Deer Lakes. It is 3 km west of Mount Douglas. First ascended in 1906 by Topographical Survey.

Name Notes: Named by George M. Dawson in 1884. Dr. Dawson is said to have named the mountain after, "curious formations resembling oysters." True oysters are only found in much younger rocks than those that make up Oyster Peak. He may have been looking at a form of brachiopod.

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11 Little Baker Lake and Oyster Peak David Wasserman