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Shaker Peak (Peak 8117 Bute Inlet)  British Columbia   #7902
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2481 m -> 8140 feet
Prominence?: 1131 m above Stafford-Bear Pass
Line Parent?: Polacca Peak (13.9 km away, at bearing 325 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Waddington (58.0 km away)

Location:   50.86006,-125.09346     50:51:36, -125:05:36   10U 352668 5636351 (19 km SW of Homathko Camp). (81 km NE of Sayward). (6 km NW of Mount Smith). NTS Mapsheet: 092.K.14   AreaCode: FM05/IA69
First Ascent: 1976 John Clarke [all 3 summits]; from W
Located west of the head of Bute Inlet, 10km west of Bear Bay and 7 km NW of the labelled Mount Smith. It is between the north and south fork of Bear River. John Clarke solo; see CAJ'77 p4, map p6.

Name Notes: Named for the Indian Shaker Church, in honor of John Clarke, explorer, mountaineer, conservationist, and wilderness Educator, and the first person to climb this peak. John Clarke was born February 25, 1945. Died January 23, 2003. John's burial service was conducted by the Shakers, in recognition of his environmental and conservationist views. John's native name was "Xwexwselkn" which means "mountain goat".

The Indian Shaker Church is a Christian denomination founded in 1881 by Squaxin logger John Slocum in Washington. The Indian Shaker Church is a unique blend of American Indian, Catholic, and Protestant beliefs and practices.

Indian Shakers originally rejected the Bible and all other written scriptures and instead relied on direct communication between God and the individual. The religion began to be practiced by many unrelated peoples along the Northwest Coast of North America, such as the Klallam, Quinault, Lower Chehalis, Yakama, and Hupa among others. Ringing of individual handbells (to a very loud volume) is practiced in some churches.

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2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven
2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

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15 Shaker Peak Christian Veenstra