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Mount Wood  Yukon Territory
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges

Height: 4850 m -> 15912 feet
Prominence?: 1190 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Steele (19 km away, at bearing 145 degrees)

Location:   61.23278,-140.51195     61:13:58, -140:30:43   7V 526203 6788813NTS Mapsheet: 115.F.02   AreaCode: GO10/CF31
First Ascent: 1941 Walter Wood, Anderson Blakewell, Albert Jackman
North Face of Mount Wood
This peak is #19 on the Height List for Yukon Territory . This peak is #46 in Prominence List for Yukon Territory .Mount Wood is located at the head of the Hodgson and Hazard glaciers in northern Kluane National Park. It's a massively glaciated peak that is the 7th highest mountain in Canada. Access is usually by aircraft.

The first ascent was by Walter Wood, although the peak was not named after him. It was one of the first peaks to be climbed by dropping supplies not only at the base camp, but also at higher camps. At the time, in 1941, this technique was fairly new, and made easy a whole series of first ascents. At the same time as supplies were dropped for Mount Wood, supplies were cached for Mount Walsh, and then the same expedition was able to carry on to Mount Walsh.

Name Notes: Wood, Mount YT In the St. Elias Mountains, this mountain (4842 m) was named in 1900 by surveyor James J. McArthur (1856-1925) after Zachary Taylor Wood (d.1915), a North West Mounted Police inspector in Dawson during the Klondike Gold Rush. He was later the commissioner of the NWMP.

Zachary Taylor Wood, according to Wikipedia, was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1860 and his family moved to Ontario.

Trip Reports within 1 km
26 null Wood - East Face Route Jeremy Frimer

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 North Face of Mount Wood Eric DeGiuli
11 Mount Wood, East Aspect Eric DeGiuli
9 Millar's High Life Jeremy Frimer

Placename Photos
10 MacAulay SE10/NW Steele and Upper Hodgson Glacier Eric DeGiuli