Mount Steele

Details

Elevation (feet): 16644
Elevation (meters): 5073
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Alaska/Yukon Ranges
State:
Latitude: 61.093114
Longitude: -140.311117
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1936
First successful climber(s): Walter Wood, Foresta Wood, Pearce Hazard, Joseph Fobes, Harrison Wood, Hans Fuhrer
Nearest major airport: Whitehorse International
Convenient Center: Whitehorse

Description

Mount Steele is one of two 16ers in Canada, the other being King Peak. It is the fifth highest mountain in Canada, as Mount Lucania, Mount Saint Elias, and Mount Logan are all much higher. Each of these high peaks tower within the Saint Elias Mountains of the Yukon, near the Alaska border. It is typically climbed by a landing on the Donjek Glacier. The standard route is the Southwest ridge route. From the Donjek, you climb up along the ridge up to the summit. The climb is not technical, but due to its remoteness the peak has only been climbed 5-10 times.

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