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This is the law of the Yukon, and ever she makes it plain:
“Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane–”
– Robert Service

Canada’s Summits above 13,000 feet

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Proximate Parent Iso
miles
Quadrangle Rg G
1 19,540 17,215 Logan, Mount - Main Peak   TR Denali - South Peak AK 386.3 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE 1
  19,488 919 Logan, Mount - West Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 1.3 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE 1
  19,357 656 Logan, Mount - East Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 1.4 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  18,832 262 Logan, Mount - Houston’s Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 2.1 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  18,517 1,129 Logan, Mount - Prospector’s Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 4.3 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
  18,438 1,050 Logan, Mount - AINA Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 5.2 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
  18,307 262 Logan, Mount - Russell Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 3.3 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  18,176 788 Logan, Mount - North Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 4.7 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  18,044 656 Logan, Mount - Northeast Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 4.2 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
2 18,008 11,184 Saint Elias, Mount - Main Peak
TR
Logan, Mount - Main Peak 26.0 Mount Saint Elias B8 USA
Newton Glacier
115 C/7 & C/2
SE 1
  17,750 500 Saint Elias, Mount - NW Shoulder Saint Elias, Mount -
Main Peak
1.2 Mount Saint Elias B8 USA
Newton Glacier
115 C/7 & C/2
SE  
  17,651 525 Logan, Mount - Queen Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 6.9 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
  17,338 262 Logan, Mount - Far East Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 2.3 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  17,257 787 Logan, Mount - Northwest Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 6.9 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
3 17,147 9,995 Lucania, Mount - Main Peak   TR Logan, Mount - Main Peak 31.6 Mount Lucania 115 F/1 SE 1
4 16,971 3,520 King Peak   TR Logan, Mount - Main Peak 8.5 King Peak 115 C/10 SE 1
5 16,644 2,394 Steele, Mount   TR Lucania, Mount - Main Peak 7.2 Mount Lucania 115 F/1 SE 1
  16,552 802 Lucania, Mount - Central Peak Lucania, Mount - Main Peak 1.5 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  16,263 < 263 Lucania, Mount - Northeast Peak Lucania, Mount - Main Peak 2.6 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  16,207 262 Logan, Mount - West Queen Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 8.3 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
  16,007 757 Lucania, Mount - Southwest Peak
aka “Atlantic Peak”
Lucania, Mount - Main Peak 2.0 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
6 15,979 9,089 Vancouver, Mount
- Good Neighbor Peak
Logan, Mount - Main Peak 28.9 Mount Saint Elias B5 USA
Mount Vancouver
115 B/5 & B/4
SE  
7 15,885 3,635 Wood, Mount Steele, Mount 11.8 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  15,741 < 741 “Northwest Wood” Wood, Mount 1.0 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
8 15,557 2,307 Slaggard, Mount Wood, Mount 4.7 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  15,387 1,637 Macauley, Mount Wood, Mount 1.6 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
9 15,300 13,050 Fairweather, Mount Vancouver, Mount -
Good Neighbor Peak
124.4 Mount Fairweather D5 SE 1
  15,250 500 “Southwest Slaggard 1” Slaggard, Mount 1.7 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
10 14,950 8,700 Hubbard, Mount Vancouver, Mount -
Good Neighbor Peak
21.3 Mount Saint Elias B3 SE  
11 14,787 4,537 Walsh, Mount Steele, Mount 11.8 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  14,501 751 “Southeast Macauley” Slaggard, Mount 2.7 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  14,500 1,950 Alverstone, Mount Hubbard, Mount 2.3 Mount Saint Elias B3 SE  
12 14,370 3,150 McArthur Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 7.0 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  14,337 1,087 “South Slaggard” Slaggard, Mount 2.5 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  14,134 814 “East McArthur” McArthur Peak 1.1 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
  14,108 858 “Southeast Steele” Steele, Mount 3.6 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  14,075 825 “Southwest Slaggard 3” Slaggard, Mount 3.5 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
13 14,070 5,081 Augusta, Mount Saint Elias, Mount 16.2 Mount Saint Elias B7 USA
Corwin Cliffs
115 C/8 & C/1
SE  
  13,894 1,644 Kennedy, Mount Hubbard, Mount 3.5 Mount Saint Elias 1:250k US SE  
  13,845 525 “East King” King Peak 1.9 King Peak 115 C/10 SE  
14 13,818 2,568 Avalanche Peak Slaggard, Mount 7.5 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,811 1,410 Newton, Mount Saint Elias, Mount 3.2 Newton Glacier
115 C/7 & C/2
SE  
15 13,760 7,710 Cook, Mount Vancouver, Mount -
Good Neighbor Peak
14.5 Mount Saint Elias A6 SE  
  13,750 1,500 “Chitna Peak” Slaggard, Mount 4.2 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,750 500 “Southwest Slaggard 2” Slaggard, Mount 2.8 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,750 500 “Southwest Slaggard 4” Slaggard, Mount 4.3 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
16 13,750 2,000 Strickland, Mount Avalanche Peak 3.0 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,560 1,310 Quincy Adams, Mount Fairweather, Mount 2.7 Mount Fairweather D5 SE  
  13,441 1,302 “Catenary Peak” McArthur Peak 2.9 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
17 13,250 2,000 Craig, Mount Avalanche Peak 4.5 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,250 1,000 Snowfield Peak Avalanche Peak 2.0 Kluane Lake 1:250k SE  
  13,182 256 Logan, Mount - Southeast Peak Logan, Mount - Main Peak 2.9 McArthur Peak 115 C/9 SE  
18 13,177 2,000 Waddington, Mount Rainier, Mount WA 349.1 Mount Waddington 92 N6 BCC  

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Gerry Roach’s Canada climbs above 13,000 feet
    Gerry Roach’s totals as of 5/29/11: 7 ascents; 6/18 hard ranked; 7/53 overall

  2. There are 53 summits on this list, of which 18 are hard ranked.

  3. For this list, I require that a hard ranked summit have at least 2,000 feet of prominence.

  4. I compiled this list from a variety of maps and other sources. There are variances due to differing contour intervals between the US and Canadian maps, and also because some maps are larger scale and older than others.

  5. Maps listed are Canadian unless specifically denoted USA.

  6. Prominence numbers for Steele, Wood, Slaggard. Maccauley, and Walsh are preliminary.

  7. Logan Main Peak - First ascent 1925 by A.H. MacCarthy, H.F. Lambart, A. Carpe, W.W. Foster, N. Read, A. Taylor via the King Trench Route.

  8. Saint Elias - First ascent 1897 by the Duke of the Abruzzi, Vittorio Sella, and party via the North (Abruzzi) Ridge.

  9. Lucania - First Ascent July 9 1937 by Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates.
    Second ascent July 8, 1967 by Gerry Roach, Gary Lukis, Jerry Halpern, and Mike Humphries..

  10. Lucania - Northeast Peak - First ascent July 16 1967 by Robbie Babb and Bob Kyrlach.

  11. Mount Vancouver has three summits connected by a linear, north-south ridge, and the question of which summit is the high point of Mount Vancouver is an interesting one. The middle summit is lower than both the north and south summits. The south summit is the one that is the border summit between the United States and Canada, and this summit is known as “Good Neighbor Peak.” The wisdom of the ages is that the north peak is the highest, and this is based on the old 1:250,000 Canadian map that shows all three summits. The 1:50,000 Canadian map is based on the 1:250,000 map and does not add any new information, but it does have a smaller (40M) contour interval. Based on this, the best Canadian map, the elevations of the three summits are: north 15,787 feet, middle 15,551 feet, and south (Good Neighbor Peak) 15,682 feet.

    So what’s the mystery? The USGS 1:63,360 Saint Elias B5 Quadrangle clearly shows the south summit (Good Neighbor Peak) to be 15,979 feet, which is an astonishing difference of 292 feet. Sadly, the USGS map does not show the middle or north summits at all. Clearly, either the Canadian or US map, or possibly both, are in error. It is likely that the newer USGS map is more accurate than the old Canadian map, which derives from a much larger scale. Thus the higher elevation for the south summit (Good Neighbor Peak) appears to be the best number. This opens the intriguing possibility that the north peak, always believed to be higher, is actually over 16,000 feet. Indeed, adding 292 feet to the north peak would give it an elevation of 16,079 feet. I believe that the entire massif is higher than indicated by the Canadian maps, however I cannot invent a topography, and must use the best maps available for making this list. Accordingly, I assume that the elevations of the three summits are north 15,787 feet, middle 15,551 feet, and south (Good Neighbor Peak) 15,979 feet, and that the south summit (Good Neighbor Peak) is the high point of Mount Vancouver.

  12. Fairweather - First ascent in 1931 by Allan Carpe and Terris Moore

  13. Hubbard - First ascent in 1951

  14. Alverstone - First ascent in 1951

  15. Augusta - First ascent July 4 1952 by Peter Schoening, Vic Josendal, Dick McGowan, Bill Niendorff, Bob Yeasting, Verl Rogers, Gibson Reynolds, and Tom Morris via the lower Northwest Spur and upper North Ridge.

  16. Cook - First ascent August 1 1953 by Dick McGowan, Franz Mohling, Tom Miller, and Tim Kelly via the North Face.

  17. Waddington - First ascent in 1936 by Fritz Wiessner and William House.
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