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Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M
(Opt)
 Elev-M
(Opt)
Range (Level 3)Isol-Km
1.Mount McKinley61546194Alaska Range7450.2
2.Mount Fairweather39714671Saint Elias Mountains200.3
3.Mount Blackburn35634996South-Central Alaska97.6
4.Mount Hayes35154216Alaska Range202.0
5.Mount Saint Elias34495489Saint Elias Mountains41.2
6.Mount Marcus Baker32844016South-Central Alaska203.3
7.Shishaldin Volcano28692869Aleutian Ranges877.0
8.Redoubt Volcano28033108Aleutian Ranges94.5
9.Mount Torbert26563479Alaska Range157.3
10.Pavlof Volcano25292529Aleutian Ranges151.8
11.Mount Veniaminof25072507Aleutian Ranges336.7
12.Mount Hubbard24774557Saint Elias Mountains34.3
13.Mount Isto24412761Brooks Range633.5
14.Iliamna Volcano24123053Aleutian Ranges54.0
15.Mount Cook23654194Saint Elias Mountains23.4
16.Mount Sanford23584949South-Central Alaska64.8
17.Mount Tom White23443411South-Central Alaska117.5
18.Mount Kimball22853169Alaska Range89.8
19.Mount Griggs22542346Aleutian Ranges217.9
20.Mount Foraker22255304Alaska Range23.0
21.Mount Crillon22023879Saint Elias Mountains31.4
22.Mount Vsevidof21492149Aleutian Ranges358.1
23.Mount Hesperus21422996Alaska Range93.5
24.Mount Bona21325059Saint Elias Mountains80.0
25.Mount Drum20763661South-Central Alaska28.5
26.Mount Chiginagak20572118Aleutian Ranges157.0
27.Mount Neacola19582873Aleutian Ranges49.9
28.Mount Douglas19502164Aleutian Ranges69.0
29.Kichatna Spire19162739Alaska Range60.0
30.Peak 808419152464South-Central Alaska69.3
31.Pogromni Volcano18991991Aleutian Ranges50.9
32.Peak 801018922441South-Central Alaska40.7
33.Mount Igikpak18822523Brooks Range453.3
34.Snow Tower18812003Coast Mountains16.3
35.Truuli Peak18622015South-Central Alaska141.3
36.Mount Natazhat18394095Saint Elias Mountains24.9
37.Hanagita Peak18302592South-Central Alaska35.3
38.Tanaga Volcano18061806Aleutian Ranges655.5
39.Isanotski Peaks18002471Aleutian Ranges15.6
40.Makushin Volcano18001800Aleutian Ranges133.7
41.Sovereign Mountain17982697South-Central Alaska76.6
42.Isthmus Peak17771991South-Central Alaska52.0
43.Frosty Peak17571769Aleutian Ranges56.9
44.Great Sitkin Volcano17401740Aleutian Ranges141.3
45.Mount Cleveland17301730Aleutian Ranges90.6
46.Mount Wrangell17264317South-Central Alaska23.8
47.Mount Seattle17153155Saint Elias Mountains19.3
48.Devils Paw17132593Coast Mountains136.4
49.Mount Russell16973557Alaska Range22.7
50.Mount Foresta16763383Saint Elias Mountains20.1
51.Granite Range High Point16512596Saint Elias Mountains15.6
52.Mount Steller16503205South-Central Alaska36.2
53.Mount Miller16453291South-Central Alaska64.9
54.Baranof Island High Point16431643Northwest Coast Islands128.3
55.Carlisle Island High Point16101610Aleutian Ranges10.7
56.Bashful Peak16082440South-Central Alaska35.5
57.Tetlin Peak16052550South-Central Alaska41.1
58.Mount Deborah15963761Alaska Range25.9
59.Peak 833615962541Alaska Range35.3
60.Peak 848815812587Alaska Range19.2
61.Mount Gareloi15731573Aleutian Ranges46.1
62.Mount Augusta15694289Saint Elias Mountains23.2
63.Mount Bear15604520Saint Elias Mountains32.4
64.Peak 691515592108South-Central Alaska17.9
65.Korovin Volcano15331533Aleutian Ranges137.2

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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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