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Alaska Borough/Census Area High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.DenaliDenali20,31020,146  
2.YakutatMount Saint Elias18,00811,184  
3.Valdez-CordovaMount Bona16,5006800  
4.Hoonah-AngoonMount Fairweather15,32512,963  
5.Matanuska-SusitnaMount Hunter14,5734623  
6.Southeast FairbanksMount Hayes13,83211,482  
7.Kenai PeninsulaMount Torbert11,4138663  
8.PetersburgKates Needle10,0164505  
9.BethelMount Hesperus98286928  
10.Aleutians EastShishaldin Volcano94149414  
11.Lake and PeninsulaLake and Peninsula High Point92000  
12.North SlopeMount Isto89767876  
13.JuneauDevils Paw85075554  
14.Northwest ArcticMount Igikpak82766076  
15.SkagwaySkagway High Point82392339  
16.HainesMount Nesselrode81172999  
17.AnchorageBashful Peak80055275  
18.Yukon-KoyukukYukon-Koyukuk High Point77703070  
19.Ketchikan GatewayMount John Jay75071962  
20.Kodiak IslandMount Denison-East Slope75000  
21.WrangellCastle Mountain73331985  
22.Prince of Wales-HyderMonument 15A70730  
23.Aleutians WestMount Vsevidof70517051  
24.Fairbanks North StarWest Point58652865  
25.SitkaBaranof Island High Point53905390  
26.DillinghamDillingham High Point52504450  
27.NomeMount Osborn47144364  
28.KusilvakKusilvak Census Area High Point29051805  
29.Bristol BayBristol Bay High Point1061561  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by tracy feliciani, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

This might just be the hardest list featured on this site--perhaps even tougher than the World 8000 meter peaks. There are about 20 high points here that require major expeditions to remote, icy, cold, technically difficult peaks. Denali is actually one of the easy ones, due to the infrastructure in place to handle the hordes of climbers and the relatively gentle slopes on the easiest route. Saint Elias, Fairweather, Hunter, and Hayes are all monster peaks, and then there are the notoriously hard Coast Range summits of Devil's Paw, Nesselrode, and Kate's Needle. Then there's stuff out on the Aleutian Peninsula/Islands, the Brooks Range, and so on. A climber's odds of getting killed while trying to do all these peaks is very considerable, due just to bad weather. Good luck with it!

Note that there are no counties in Alaska. The equivalent is the borough, and there are 18 of these areas that handle local government functions. The boroughs do not completely cover the state, though, and the U.S. Census Bureau has divided the remainder into 11 Census Areas, which have no governmental reality and and are used mainly for statistical reporting purposes. Compared to other states, the boroughs and census areas change often, and new incorporations or rulings by the census bureau could change the number or boundaries of these units, possibly changing this list. Potential completers should beware of these possible changes!

Two new boroughs were created in 2007 (Skagway) and 2008 (Wrangell). The Ketchikan-Gateway borough also expanded greatly in 2008, gaining a new high point.

Acknowledgements:

  • Personal research determined several of these peaks by 1990.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by Andy Martin.
  • Dave Covill and Jerry Brekhus helped me figure out the recent (2007-2008) changes in SE Alaska

Links

     Alaska County High Points

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Alaska: A Climbing Guide (Wood, Coombs)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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