McArthur Peak

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McArthur Peak
Highest point
Elevation4,344 m (14,252 ft)
Prominence924 m (3,031 ft)
Listing
Coordinates60°36′23″N 140°12′49″W / 60.60639°N 140.21361°W / 60.60639; -140.21361Coordinates: 60°36′23″N 140°12′49″W / 60.60639°N 140.21361°W / 60.60639; -140.21361
Geography
LocationYukon, Canada
Parent rangeSaint Elias Mountains
Topo mapNTS 115C/09
Climbing
First ascent1961
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

McArthur Peak is a peak in the Saint Elias Mountains of Yukon, Canada. The peak, 31st highest in the Yukon, sits 11 km NE of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada. A secondary peak two kilometres to the east is known as McArthur East; the peak was named for James Joseph McArthur, a Dominion Land Surveyor who also made the first ascent of a Canadian peak over 10,000 ft (3047 m) — Mount Stephen in 1887.

The first ascent was made in 1961 from the Hubbard Glacier up the north ridge by Barbara Lilley, Alexander McDermott, Donald Monk, Seymour Ossofsky, George Wallerstein.[1]

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