Mount Steller (Chugach Mountains)

Mount Steller is a peak at the far eastern end of the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, United States. It is notable for its isolated location among extensive icefields, and for its large rise above local terrain. For example, it rises 8000 feet (2440 m) above the Bering Glacier to the south in about 4 horizontal miles (6.4 km).

Mount Steller
Mount Steller is located in Alaska
Mount Steller
Mount Steller
Highest point
Elevation10,715 ft (3,266 m) [1]
Prominence5,515 ft (1,681 m) [1]
Coordinates60°31′13″N 143°05′27″W / 60.52028°N 143.09083°W / 60.52028; -143.09083Coordinates: 60°31′13″N 143°05′27″W / 60.52028°N 143.09083°W / 60.52028; -143.09083
LocationYakutat City and Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeChugach Mountains
First ascent1992 by B Jacobs, G Anderson, M Bowling, R Wesson

Mount Steller is the high point of Waxell Ridge, an east-west trending ridge on the south side of the Bagley Icefield, one of the largest icefields in North America. The large Bering Glacier flows past the east and south slopes of the ridge, while the Steller Glacier flows from its west side.

The mountain was named for the naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.

Due to its isolated location, poor weather, and comparatively low absolute elevation by Alaskan standards, Mount Steller was not climbed until recently. The first ascent was in 1992.

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  1. ^ a b Sources vary on the elevation and prominence of this peak, ranging from Peaklist's elevation of 10,715 ft (3,266 m) and a prominence of 5,515 ft (1,681 m) to Peakbagger's 10,515 ft (3,205 m) elevation and 5,315 ft (1,620 m) prominence.

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