Samson Peak
3081m (10109ft.)

Located in the Maligne Lake Valley, 3 km north of Samson Narrows. Queen Elizabeth Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 40; 50 Longitude 117; 30; 35, Topo map 83C/12

Panorama viewpoint: Maligne Lake. Can be seen from Maligne Lake Road

Named by Mary Schaffer in 1908. Beaver, Samson (Samson Beaver was an Indian who befriended Mary Schaffer and helped her find her way to Maligne Lake. He was the son of Job Beaver (see Job Pass)). Official name.

First ascended in 1928 by W.R. Hainsworth, M.M. StrumiaJournal reference AAJ 1-51; CAJ 4-77,94 17-24.

Photo: Looking southeast to Samson Peak from Maligne Lake (courtesy Tony Daffern)
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Photo: Looking northwest to Samson Peak from Maligne Lake (courtesy Randy McAllister)

Samson Peak and Leah Peak are somewhat similar in profile when viewed from the northern end of Maligne Lake. They were named by Mary Schaffer for a married couple, Leah and Samson Beaver. Samson was the Stoney Indian who provided Mrs. Schaffer with the map she used to find the lake. Samson had visited the lake with his father when he was fourteen years of age. Sixteen years later he drew the map from memory when he met Mrs. Schaffer at Elliott Barnes' cabin on the Kootenay Plains in the Saskatchewan Valley
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