Mount Frances
2730m (8957ft.)

Located north of McDonald Creek, 3.5 km southwest of Samson Lake; 6.0 km southeast of Mount McDonald; East of Afternoon Peak. White Goat Park, Alberta Major headwater Saskatchewan River.
Latitude 52; 17; 29 Longitude 116; 53; 03, Topo map 83C/07


Named by Lucius Q. Coleman in 1902. Coleman, Frances (Frances Coleman's father was Lucius Q. Coleman, brother of Arthur P. Coleman) Unofficial name.

First ascended in 1902 by L.Q. ColemanOther reference Coleman Pg. 224.


Other Information

Ella Coleman accompanied her husband Lucius Quincy Coleman and brother in law Arthur Coleman to the Brazeau Lake area in 1902. During the trip Quincy completed a solo first ascent of this mountain which he named in honour of his daughter who was said to have been a cripple. ["Big Hill Country -Cochrane and Area"]

In his book, "The Canadian Rockies -Old and New Trails," Arthur Coleman wrote: "My brother climbed without much difficulty the mountain northwest of our camp, determining its height at 9000 feet, and naming it Mount Frances." There is no reference in the book as to who "Frances" was.

[See Arthur Coleman biography]

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