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Mount Maxwell
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Mount Maxwell and Kaskawulsh Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,020 m (9,910 ft)
Prominence 509 m (1,670 ft)
Parent peak Mount Leacock (3100 m)
Geography
Location Yukon, Canada
Parent range Saint Elias Mountains
Topo map NTS 115.B.10
Climbing
Easiest route Mountaineering

Mount Maxwell is a 3,020-metre (9,910-foot) mountain summit of the Saint Elias Mountains in Kluane National Park of Yukon, Canada. The mountain is situated at the toe of the Kaskawulsh Glacier. The mountain cannot be seen from any roads, but can be seen from the Slims River valley. The nearest higher peak is Mount Leacock, 9.2 km (5.7 mi) to the south. The "Mt Maxwell" designation is misplaced five kilometres to the northeast of the actual summit on the topographic map. The mountain was named by John Oliver Wheeler (1924- 2015), a Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada who climbed Maxwell in 1954. The Maxwell name was approved in 1960, and was made official in 1981 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. However, it remains a mystery who Maxwell was. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Maxwell is located in a subarctic climate with long, cold, snowy winters, and mild summers.

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