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Houston's Peak  Yukon Territory   #15875
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges

Height: 5740 m -> 18832 feet
Prominence?: 100 m  
Line Parent?: Philippe Peak (1.3 km away, at bearing 118 degrees)
Greater Parent: Philippe Peak (1.0 km away)

Location:   60.58430,-140.45570     60:35:03, -140:27:21   7V 529822 6716610 (3 km NW of Mount Logan). NTS Mapsheet: 115.C.09   AreaCode: GO00/FE85
This peak is #4 on the Height List for Yukon Territory .Houston's Peak is a minor bump located just west of the West Peak of Mount Logan. It is usually circumvented to the north en route to the main summit. It's presumably named after Charles Houston, a physician who did research on high altitude symptoms.

Name Notes: Named after one of the doctors who was at the AINA station, and wrote a book on high altitude sickness. This peak is labelled as Houston's on the AINA map, but is not officially labelled as such on 1:50,000.

1. North Slope Moderate steep snow. From the normal King Trench Route cross prospectors col and then curl clockwise around Russell Peak, follow the north slopes to the summit. Looks like you can ski to the summit. This peak is often traversed on the way to Logan's main summit.

Equipment: Skis, (possibly crampons)

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