Mount Wood (Yukon)

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Mount Wood
Highest point
Elevation 4,842 m (15,886 ft)
Prominence 1,190 m (3,900 ft) [1]
Listing
Coordinates 61°13′58″N140°30′45″W / 61.23278°N 140.51250°W / 61.23278; -140.51250 Coordinates: 61°13′58″N140°30′45″W / 61.23278°N 140.51250°W / 61.23278; -140.51250 [2]
Geography
Location Yukon, Canada
Parent range Saint Elias Mountains
Topo map NTS 115F/02 [2]
Climbing
First ascent 1941 by Walter Wood, Anderson Blakewell and Albert Jackman [1]
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Mount Wood (sometimes referred to as Wood Peak) is the seventh-highest mountain in Canada and is located in Kluane National Park and Reserve. In 1900 it was named by the surveyor James J. McArthur (1856–1925) after Zachary Taylor Wood (d.1915), a North-West Mounted Police inspector in Dawson during the Klondike Gold Rush. He was later the commissioner of the NWMP.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Mount Wood". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2006-05-19.
  2. 1 2 "Mount Wood". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2006-05-19.