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Samson Peak  Alberta   #29155
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Queen Elizabeth Ranges

Height: 3081 m -> 10108 feet
Prominence?: 456 m  
Line Parent?: Maligne Mountain (8.1 km away, at bearing 113 degrees)
Greater Parent: Maligne Mountain (8.0 km away)

Location:   52.68034,-117.51063     52:40:49, -117:30:38   11U 465479 5836834 (44 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.12   AreaCode: FL27/GF81
Samson Peak
Located just east of Samson Narrows, on Maligne Lake. A rocky and fairly regular peak, with no glaciers.

Name Notes: This peak was named by Mary Schaffer in her expedition through the area in 1908, to discover Maligne Lake. Samson Beaver was an Indian who befriended Mary Schaffer and provided her with the map to find her way to Maligne Lake. He was the son of Job Beaver. Job was named after the book of Job in the Bible, and his son Samson named after the Biblical name. This gives evidence of the effect of missionaries at the time.

Trips within 1 km


Paper Maps
1:100000Jasper and Maligne Lake Gem Trek
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

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10 Samson Peak Dieter Kepper