Challenger Mountains
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Map of Northern Ellesmere Island and far Northern Greenland
Highest point
PeakCommonwealth Mountain
Elevation2,225 m (7,300 ft)
Coordinates82°24′N 76°45′W / 82.400°N 76.750°W / 82.400; -76.750
Area14,892 km2 (5,750 sq mi)
Range coordinates82°41′N 076°12′W / 82.683°N 76.200°W / 82.683; -76.200Coordinates: 82°41′N 076°12′W / 82.683°N 76.200°W / 82.683; -76.200
Parent rangeInnuitian Mountains
Age of rockMesozoic

The Challenger Mountains are a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. The range is the most northern range in the world and of the Arctic Cordillera.[1] The highest mountain in the range is Commonwealth Mountain 2,225 m (7,300 ft). The United States Range is immediately to the east of the Challenger Mountains.

The range lies within Quttinirpaaq National Park, the second most northerly park in the world after Northeast Greenland National Park in Greenland.[2]

Low elevation lakes located along Taconite Inlet are part of the Challenger Mountains and local relief exceeds 1,250 m (4,101 ft).

Further reading


  1. ^ The Challenger Mountains at the Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ "Google Street View and Parks Canada Make It to Quttinirpaaq National Park". Retrieved 2019-05-14.