Prospector's Peak Yukon Territory #16893
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges
Height: 5644 m -> 18517 feet
Prominence?: 344 m
Line Parent?: Houston's Peak (3.5 km away, at bearing 119 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Logan (7.0 km away)
Location: 60.59970,-140.51131 60:35:59, -140:30:41 7V 526763 6718301 (7 km NW of Mount Logan). NTS Mapsheet: 115.C.10 AreaCode: GO00/FF91
| This peak is #5 on the Height List for Yukon Territory .Prospector's Peak is located on the southeast side of the 5500-m col that you must cross when climbing Mount Logan's main summit via the standard King Trench route. The summit of Prospector's Peak can be gained via its short, steep northwest ridge. This shouldn't take more than half an hour from the col.|
Name Notes: This peak is labelled as Prospector's Peak on the AINA map, but is not officially labelled as such on the 1:50,000.
1. North Ridge (1925) Steep snow, tiny bit of rock. Prospector Peak is only 150 m higher than the col and is often climbed as a side trip along the way to the main summit. It was probably named after prospectors who supported the first ascent party in 1925. It was formerly also known as False Double Peak because some early climbers believed that it was the highest peak of Logan. The easiest way up this peak is by climbing short sections of steep snow along its northwest ridge or west face.
Equipment: Ice axe, crampons
Trips within 1 km
48 2001.05.04 Loganberry Expedition - Part 1 of 7 Rick Collier
116 1998.05.04 The Logan Dissolution - Solo Climb of Mount Logan Fred Touche
31 1900.01.01 Logan - King Trench Route Fred Touche
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