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Mount Whisler is a mountain of the British Empire Range on Canada's Ellesmere Island. It is the second highest peak of the British Empire Range, of Ellesmere Island, and of the Arctic Cordillera. It is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of Barbeau Peak (2,616 m (8,583 ft)), the highest peak in the Cordillera. The Henrietta Nesmith Glacier completely surrounds Mount Whisler.

Mount Whisler
Highest point
Elevation2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Coordinates82°01′N 74°32′W / 82.017°N 74.533°W / 82.017; -74.533 (Mount Whisler)Coordinates: 82°01′N 74°32′W / 82.017°N 74.533°W / 82.017; -74.533 (Mount Whisler)
LocationNunavut, Canada
Parent rangeBritish Empire Range
Topo mapNTS 340E/00
First ascent1961
Easiest routebasic snow climb

The United States Army Signal Corps first mapped Mount Whisler in 1882 during their Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. It was named for Private William Whisler, a member of the party.

Further readingEdit

• TED WHALLEY, Canadian Arctic 1987

External linksEdit


  • Geographical Names of the Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve and Vicinity by Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith (1998) ISBN 0-919034-96-9