Mount Steele

Mount Steele, elevation 5067 m, is located among Canada's highest mountains in the St Elias Range of Yukon.

Steele, Sir Samuel Benfield
A man of enormous physical strength and endurance, Steele managed to be where the action was hottest (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-28146).

Mount Steele, elevation 5067 m, is located among Canada's highest mountains in the St Elias Range of Yukon. It is joined to Mount Lucania by a high snow saddle; their summits are 13 km apart. Together, they form a huge snow and ice massif covering over 90 km2 and spawning many glaciers, the 2 largest being Walsh and Chitina. Mount Steele's triangular, ice-covered northeast face helps feed Steele Glacier, which flows northeast.

The mountain was named after Sam Steele, former North-West Mounted Police commander stationed in the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush. Its first ascent was made in August 1935 by Walter A. Wood, Harrison Wood, Joseph W. Fobes and Hans Fuhrer via the east ridge.