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Karluk Peak  British Columbia   #8950
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges

Height: 3099 m -> 10167 feet
Prominence?: 1285 m above Whirlpool Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Fraser (34.9 km away, at bearing 18 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Edith Cavell (44.8 km away)

Location:   52.35847,-118.48318     52:21:31, -118:28:59   11U 398997 5801945 (39 km N of Mica Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 083.D.08   AreaCode: FL28/DE58
Karluk Peak
An isolated peak located between Baker Creek and Hugh Allan Creek on the E side of Kinbasket (McNaughton) Lake. Peak has two small glaciers on the eastern slopes and another on the west. The summit is a long flat area. Could be climbed from Baker Creek by ascending the glacier.

Name Notes: Named after the exploration ship Karluk, in accordance with the exploration theme of the Clemenceau Icefield areas which is 30 km west. The Karluk was the leading vessel in Steffansson's Arctic expedition of 1913-1918. It became separated from the other ships and caught in the ice. Stefansson left by dogsled, and the ship was eventually swept eastward to longitude 180, just north of Wrangel Island, off the north coast of Siberia. Here it was gradually crushed and sunk in February. The crew of twenty five men were left stranded on the ice for eight months. The captain of the Karluk, Captain Bartlett set out by dogsled to get rescue, while the rest waited. In the face of ignorance, inexperience and Arctic winter conditions, eight men died moving across heaving ice flows, one man shot himself, two died of malnutrition and the rest barely stayed alive until help arrived.

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12 Karluk Peak Mugurel Andrei Pipas