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

  10. Lucania - Northeast Pk - 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 St 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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