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Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount McKinley20,15620,320Alaska Range4629.4 
2.Mount Fairweather12,96315,325Saint Elias Mountains124.4 
3.Mount Blackburn11,59016,390South-Central Alaska60.7 
4.Mount Hayes11,48213,832Alaska Range125.5 
5.Mount Saint Elias11,18418,008Saint Elias Mountains25.6 
6.Mount Marcus Baker10,72613,176South-Central Alaska126.3 
7.Shishaldin Volcano94149414Aleutian Ranges544.9 
8.Redoubt Volcano909710,197Aleutian Ranges58.7 
9.Mount Torbert866311,413Alaska Range97.7 
10.Mount Veniaminof81758225Aleutian Ranges209.2 
11.Pavlof Volcano81508200Aleutian Ranges94.3 
12.Mount Hubbard799514,950Saint Elias Mountains21.3 
13.Mount Chamberlin79209020Brooks Range391.2 
14.Iliamna Volcano781610,016Aleutian Ranges33.6 
15.Mount Cook766013,760Saint Elias Mountains14.5 
16.Mount Sanford763716,237South-Central Alaska40.3 
17.Mount Tom White759111,191South-Central Alaska73.0 
18.Mount Kimball735010,300Alaska Range55.8 
19.Mount Foraker720017,400Alaska Range14.3 
20.Mount Griggs72007600Aleutian Ranges135.4 
21.Mount Crillon712612,726Saint Elias Mountains19.5 
22.Mount Vsevidof70517051Aleutian Ranges222.5 
23.Mount Hesperus69289828Alaska Range58.1 
24.Mount Bona680016,500Saint Elias Mountains49.7 
25.Mount Drum671012,010South-Central Alaska17.7 
26.Mount Chiginagak66006900Aleutian Ranges97.6 
27.Mount Neacola63269426Aleutian Ranges31.0 
28.Mount Douglas62007000Aleutian Ranges42.9 
29.Kichatna Spire61858985Alaska Range37.3 
30.Peak 808461848084South-Central Alaska43.1 
31.Pogromni Volcano61316531Aleutian Ranges31.7 
32.Peak 801061108010South-Central Alaska25.3 
33.Mount Igikpak60768276Brooks Range281.6 
34.Snow Tower60726572Coast Mountains10.1 
35.Truuli Peak60126612South-Central Alaska87.8 
36.Mount Natazhat593513,435Saint Elias Mountains15.5 
37.Tanaga Volcano59255925Aleutian Ranges407.3 
38.Makushin Volcano59055905Aleutian Ranges83.1 
39.Hanagita Peak59048504South-Central Alaska22.0 
40.Sovereign Mountain58498849South-Central Alaska47.6 
41.Isanotski Peaks58068106Aleutian Ranges9.7 
42.Frosty Peak57435803Aleutian Ranges35.4 
43.Isthmus Peak57326532South-Central Alaska32.3 
44.Great Sitkin Volcano57105710Aleutian Ranges87.8 
45.Mount Cleveland56755675Aleutian Ranges56.3 
46.Mount Wrangell556314,163South-Central Alaska14.8 
47.Devils Paw55548507Coast Mountains85.7 
48.Mount Seattle549410,350Saint Elias Mountains12.0 
49.Mount Russell547011,670Alaska Range15.0 
50.Veniaminof Peak53905390Northwest Coast Islands79.7 
51.Granite Range High Point53178517Saint Elias Mountains9.7 
52.Mount Steller531510,515South-Central Alaska22.5 
53.Mount Foresta530011,000Saint Elias Mountains12.5 
54.Carlisle Island High Point52835283Aleutian Ranges6.6 
55.Bashful Peak52758005South-Central Alaska22.1 
56.Tetlin Peak52158365South-Central Alaska25.5 
57.Mount Miller520010,700South-Central Alaska40.3 
58.Mount Gareloi51605160Aleutian Ranges28.6 
59.Mount Deborah513912,339Alaska Range16.1 
60.Peak 833651368336Alaska Range21.9 
61.Peak 848850888488Alaska Range11.9 
62.Korovin Volcano50305030Aleutian Ranges85.2 
63.Mount Augusta501514,070Saint Elias Mountains14.4 
64.Peak 691550156915South-Central Alaska11.1 
 Mount Bear498814,831Saint Elias Mountains20.1 

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List Description

List Info

This list, which is probably 95% complete or more, lists 64 peaks with 5000 feet of clean prominence in Alaska. The entire rest of the U.S.A. has 62 peaks above this threshold (5 in Hawaii, 57 in the 48 states). This statement alone is testament to the embarassment of mountain riches in Alaska.

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 5000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 5000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.

Like the list of Alaska Borough/Census Area high points, this is a list that no one has completed or even seriously started and is a strong contender for the toughest list on this site. Some of these peaks might not have even been climbed at all yet. Particularly hard would be getting to the Aleutian Range and Islands for some of these summits, but there are certainly many other issues (such a high probablity of death while doing so many serious climbs) that would have to be surmounted to make inroads here.

Sources

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Ron Tagliapietra and Andy Martin.
  • Adam Helman's update and refinement of that list, located at the web link below.
  • I made some minor adjustments and added peak lat-longs and other information for those peaks not already in my database, plus added key col lat-longs.

Links

     Alaska 5000-foot Prominence Peaks - Adam Helman

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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