Mount Steele

Mount Steele is one of two 16ers in Canada, the other being King Peak. It is the fifth highest mountain in Canada, as Mount Lucania, Mount Saint Elias, and Mount Logan are all much higher. Each of these high peaks tower within the Saint Elias Mountains of the Yukon, near the Alaska border. It is typically climbed by a landing on the Donjek Glacier. The standard route is the Southwest ridge route. From the Donjek, you climb up along the ridge up to the summit. The climb is not technical, but due to its remoteness the peak has only been climbed 5-10 times.

Elevation (feet): 16,644
Elevation (meters): 5,073
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Latitude: 61.093114
Longitude: -140.311117
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1936
First successful climber(s): Walter Wood, Foresta Wood, Pearce Hazard, Joseph Fobes, Harrison Wood, Hans Fuhrer
Nearest major airport: Whitehorse International
Convenient Center: Whitehorse

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Steele.

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  • Log #11360 - by Gerry Roach on June 10, 2002
    We made the third ascent of Mount Steele via it's NW ridge, a new route. The first ascent was in 1936 via the Steele Glacier approached from the AK highway. The second ascent was in July 1937 by Brad...
  • Log #11359 - by Eldon Gemmill on June 21, 2001
    Team: Joe LaBelle, Elizabeth Witherill, Taina Dutescu, Jurg Hofer, Eldon Gemmill. Summited Mts. Steele and Lucania. Reached the col between these via traversing the South Face of Mt.