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Dagon Peak (Peak 8133 )  British Columbia   #4715
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Bridge-Lillooet Divide / Sampson Group

Height: 2483 m -> 8146 feet
Prominence?: 249 m  
Line Parent?: Sessel Mountain (4.3 km away, at bearing 255 degrees)
Greater Parent: Sessel Mountain (4.3 km away)

Location:   50.66083,-123.11723     50:39:39, -123:07:02   10U 491714 5612116 (13 km N of Mouth of North Creek). (44 km NW of Pemberton). (4 km E of Sessel Mountain). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.11   AreaCode: FM03/GB61
First Ascent: 1974 John Clarke
Dagon Peak from the East
This mountain is located a few km north of Samson between the forks of Hurley River headwaters. From the main Hurley River Road near km 35 it appears as a sharply pointed summit when looking west. The peak is composed of crumbly metavolcanic rocks offering dubious potential for hard climbing despite the steep north face. The east ridge looks like a fun scramble over several bumps.

Name Notes: Dagon was the chief god of the biblical Philistine people. He was god of grain. It was at a feast for Dagon that Samson pushed the two main temple pillars apart and killed 3000 Philistines. The peak is referred to as Peak 8133 in the Fairley guide because it had an exact survey height on the NTS mapsheet(otherwise it would have been another "8100"). Even though it gained a few feet on the TRIM resurvey, 8133 has been kept as an alternate name, in order to cause the minimum of confusion.

Trip Reports within 1 km
39 1990.12.27 Upper Hurley/Thiassi Area - BCMC Christmas Ski Trip, 1990 Steve Grant

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8 Dagon Peak from the East Brian Buick