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King Peak  Yukon Territory   #235
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges

Height: 5173 m -> 16972 feet
Prominence?: 1073 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Logan (13.8 km away, at bearing 98 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Logan (14.0 km away)

Location:   60.58317,-140.65401     60:34:59, -140:39:14   7V 518958 6716410NTS Mapsheet: 115.C.10   AreaCode: GO00/FG85
First Ascent: 1952 K. Hart; E. Thayer
King Peak
This peak is #14 on the Height List for Yukon Territory . This peak is #69 in Prominence List for Yukon Territory .King Peak, located just off the west edge of the Mount Logan massif, is the fourth highest peak in Canada. It's a spectacular and technically demanding mountain that is rarely climbed. The mountain is named after William King who was a commissioner of the International Boundary Commission and director of the Dominion Obeservatory from 1890 to 1905. Allan Carpe, who was part of the first ascent party on Mount Logan, noted: "The most impressive views being of glorious King Peak, whose precipitous sides and terrible aretes would seem to defy hope of conquest."

Trip Reports within 1 km
28 null King Peak - East Ridge Route Robin Tivy

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18 King Peak David Henry

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6 King Trench, Queen Peak, and King Peak from the Air David Henry