is a peak in the Saint Elias Mountains
within Kluane National Park
, in Yukon
. Its 4250-m to 4300-m (14000-foot) summit lies within 10 km of the Alaska Panhandle
. Dusty Glacier
lies against it to the north.
After the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (JFK), it was the highest peak in North America that had not yet been climbed, and it was named in his honor.
Its first ascent was in 1965 by JFK's brother Robert Kennedy
, with a party of experienced mountaineers
sponsored by the National Geographic Society
and led by Jim Whittaker
Climbers in the party included: