Philippe Peak (Logan West Peak) Yukon Territory #18352
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges
Height: 5925 m -> 19439 feet
Prominence?: 265 m
Line Parent?: Mount Logan (2.1 km away, at bearing 129 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Logan (2.0 km away)
Location: 60.57861,-140.43388 60:34:43, -140:26:02 7V 531023 6715986 (2 km NW of Mount Logan). NTS Mapsheet: 115.C.09 AreaCode: GO00/FE73
| This peak is #2 on the Height List for Yukon Territory .The second highest summit on the Mount Logan massif. The West Peak is often traversed en route to the main summit. It's an easy ascent along its northwest ridge or its short east face.|
Name Notes: Named after Louis Philippe of France, in accordance with the Kings and Queens theme of the area. Louis Philippe was the last king of France. He reigned from 1830 to 1848. In 1848 he abdicated in favor of his grandson, and then fled to England under the name "Mr Smith". The national assembly planned to accept his son, but due to public opinion instead adopted the "second republic".
In some literature this peak is referred to as the "West Peak" of Logan, but this name is now de-emphasized because the peak is actually northwest. The peak is sometimes known as the South Twin; it has been described as one of the three points on the summit crown.
1. Northwest Ridge Ski . From the standard King Trench route, cross Prospector's Col and go counter clockwise around Russell to gain Houston's Peak, follow NW to summit of Philippe.
This is often traversed on the way to the main peak when climbing "the Tourist Route" of Mount Logan. Phillip has often been the final destination for many disappointed climbers who called it quits there rather than continuing to the main summit.
Equipment: Ski (crampons)
Trips within 1 km
48 2001.05.04 Loganberry Expedition: Part 1 -- Introduction (1 of 7) Rick Collier
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11 Mount Logan West Peak and East Peak David Henry