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Stafford Peak (Peak 7514)  British Columbia   #7550
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2289 m -> 7510 feet
Prominence?: 801 m  
Line Parent?: Shaker Peak (11.7 km away, at bearing 127 degrees)
Greater Parent: Shaker Peak (12.0 km away)

Location:   50.92306,-125.22751     50:55:23, -125:13:39   10U 343446 5643632 (79 km NE of Sayward). NTS Mapsheet: 092.K.14   AreaCode: FM05/JC22
First Ascent: 1976 John Clarke; E Ridge
Located in the Whitemantle range, north of the Apple River and the east fork of the Stafford River. John Clarke solo; see CAJ'77 p4; map p6.

Name Notes: Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. Stafford means ford by a landing place. The town's location was the only feasible place for a large army to cross the river Trent, and so was strategically important in the wider region. In the year 913 Stafford was fortified by Ethelfleda, Lady of Mercia and daughter of Alfred the Great, becoming the new capital of Mercia (the previous capital having been in or near Stone). Stafford Castle was built by the Normans on a nearby hilltop in 1070, four years after the invasion of 1066.

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