Mount Steller (Chugach Mountains)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the peak in the Chugach Mountains. For the peak in the Aleutian Range, see Mount Steller (Aleutian Range).
Mount Steller
Mount Steller is located in Alaska
Mount Steller
Mount Steller
Alaska
Elevation 10,715 ft (3,266 m)[1]
Prominence 5,515 ft (1,681 m)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Location Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Range Chugach Mountains
Coordinates 60°31′13″N 143°05′27″W / 60.52028°N 143.09083°W / 60.52028; -143.09083Coordinates: 60°31′13″N 143°05′27″W / 60.52028°N 143.09083°W / 60.52028; -143.09083
Climbing
First ascent 1992 by B Jacobs, G Anderson, M Bowling, R Wesson

Mount Steller is a peak at the far eastern end of the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, United States. It is notable for its isolated location among extensive icefields, and for its large rise above local terrain. For example, it rises 8000 feet (2440 m) above the Bering Glacier to the south in about 4 horizontal miles (6.4 km).

Mount Steller is the high point of Waxell Ridge, an east-west trending ridge on the south side of the Bagley Icefield, one of the largest icefields in North America. The large Bering Glacier flows past the east and south slopes of the ridge, while the Steller Glacier flows from its west side.

The mountain was named for the naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.

Due to its isolated location, poor weather, and comparatively low absolute elevation by Alaskan standards, Mount Steller was not climbed until recently. The first ascent was in 1992.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sources vary on the elevation and prominence of this peak, ranging from Peaklist's elevation of 10,715 ft (3,266 m) and a prominence of 5,515 ft (1,681 m) to Peakbagger's 10,515 ft (3,205 m) elevation and 5,315 ft (1,620 m) prominence.

External links[edit]