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Mount Steller  Alaska   #23215
Ranges: North America Ranges / Alaska Ranges / Aleutian Range

Height: 2286 m -> 7500 feet
Prominence?: 1055 m above Ikagluik Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Griggs (42.0 km away, at bearing 259 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Griggs (42.0 km away)

Location:   58.43028,-154.39084     58:25:49, -154:23:27   5V 418781 6477456   AreaCode: FP84/ED39
First Ascent:  Unclimbed
Located southwest of Kukak Volcano and northeast of Mount Denison near the NE end of the glacier covered range that extends from Mount Katmai. The mountain is covered by the extensive glaciation of the Hook Glacier.

From Smithsonian: "Mount Steller is part of a chain of closely spaced NE-SW-trending vents in Katmai National Park and lies between Mount Denision and Kukak volcanoes. Uncertainty surrounds the number and location of volcanic vents in this heavily glaciated area. The precise age of the most recent activity at Steller volcano is not known, but the volcano was considered to have been active during the Holocene (Nye et al., 1998)."

Name Notes: One of two peaks in Alaska named after George Wilhelm Steller. Steller sailed with Vitus Bering's Second Kamchatka Expedition in 1740. He was the first European to set foot on Alaska. He was a noted naturalist, after which the Steller Sea Lion and Steller's Jay are named.

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11 Mount Steller and Mount Denison Kevin Altheim