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Mount Davidson  Alberta   #9337
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2919 m -> 9577 feet
Prominence?: 299 m  
Line Parent?: Astral Peak (3.8 km away, at bearing 173 degrees)
Greater Parent: Astral Peak (4.0 km away)

Location:   51.40617,-115.33978     51:24:22, -115:20:23   11U 615474 5696301 (30 km NE of Banff). NTS Mapsheet: 082.O.06   AreaCode: FL15/ED03
First Ascent: 2003 Robert Lampard and Party
Mount Davidson
Located N of the head of Waiparous Creek.

Name Notes: Named in 1935 after James Wheeler Davidson who was a world traveller and was part of Peary's 1893 expedition to the N Pole. He was also a member of the Rotary Club.

In November 1934 the Rotary club requested that a peak be named after Wheeler because he was one of the most famous members. This peak was chosen after initially looking along the Icefields Parkway because they wanted a mountain visible from Calgary. Although officially adopted in 1935, it never appeared on a map until local investigation revealed the error to the names board and then it was added to the map.

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