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Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Opt)
 Elev-Ft
(Opt)
Range (Level 3)Isol-Mi
1.Mount McKinley20,18920,320Alaska Range4629.4
2.Mount Saint Elias11,31518,008Saint Elias Mountains25.6
3.Mount Foraker730017,400Alaska Range14.3
4.Mount Bona700016,600Saint Elias Mountains49.7
5.Mount Blackburn11,69016,390South-Central Alaska60.7
6.Mount Sanford773716,237South-Central Alaska40.3
7.Mount Fairweather13,02915,325Saint Elias Mountains124.4
8.Mount Hubbard812614,950Saint Elias Mountains21.3
9.Mount Bear511914,831Saint Elias Mountains20.1
10.Mount Wrangell566314,163South-Central Alaska14.8
11.Mount Augusta514614,070Saint Elias Mountains14.4
12.Mount Hayes11,53213,832Alaska Range125.5
13.Mount Cook776013,760Saint Elias Mountains14.5
14.Mount Natazhat603513,435Saint Elias Mountains15.5
15.Mount Marcus Baker10,77613,176South-Central Alaska126.3
16.Mount Crillon722612,726Saint Elias Mountains19.5
17.Mount Deborah523912,339Alaska Range16.1
18.Mount Drum681012,010South-Central Alaska17.7
19.Mount Russell557011,670Alaska Range15.0
20.Mount Torbert871311,413Alaska Range97.7
21.Mount Tom White769111,191South-Central Alaska73.0
22.Mount Foresta550011,100Saint Elias Mountains12.5
23.Mount Miller540010,800South-Central Alaska40.3
24.Mount Steller541510,515South-Central Alaska22.5
25.Mount Kimball750010,400Alaska Range55.8
26.Mount Seattle562510,350Saint Elias Mountains12.0
27.Redoubt Volcano919710,197Aleutian Ranges58.7
28.Iliamna Volcano791610,016Aleutian Ranges33.6
29.Mount Hesperus70289828Alaska Range58.1
30.Mount Neacola64269426Aleutian Ranges31.0
31.Shishaldin Volcano94149414Aleutian Ranges544.9
32.Mount Chamberlin79709020Brooks Range391.2
33.Kichatna Spire62858985Alaska Range37.3
34.Sovereign Mountain58998849South-Central Alaska47.6
35.Granite Range High Point54178517Saint Elias Mountains9.7
36.Devils Paw56208507Coast Mountains84.7
37.Hanagita Peak60048504South-Central Alaska22.0
38.Peak 848851888488Alaska Range11.9
39.Tetlin Peak52658365South-Central Alaska25.5
40.Peak 833652368336Alaska Range21.9
41.Pavlof Volcano83008300Aleutian Ranges94.3
42.Mount Igikpak61768276Brooks Range281.6
43.Mount Veniaminof82258225Aleutian Ranges209.2
44.Isanotski Peaks59068106Aleutian Ranges9.7
45.Peak 808462848084South-Central Alaska43.1
46.Peak 801062108010South-Central Alaska25.3
47.Bashful Peak52758005South-Central Alaska22.1
48.Mount Griggs74007700Aleutian Ranges135.4
49.Mount Douglas64007100Aleutian Ranges42.9
50.Mount Vsevidof70517051Aleutian Ranges222.5
51.Mount Chiginagak67506950Aleutian Ranges97.6
52.Peak 691551156915South-Central Alaska11.1
53.Truuli Peak61126612South-Central Alaska87.8
54.Snow Tower61726572Coast Mountains10.1
55.Isthmus Peak58326532South-Central Alaska32.3
56.Pogromni Volcano62316531Aleutian Ranges31.7
57.Tanaga Volcano59255925Aleutian Ranges407.3
58.Makushin Volcano59055905Aleutian Ranges83.1
59.Frosty Peak57635803Aleutian Ranges35.4
60.Great Sitkin Volcano57105710Aleutian Ranges87.8
61.Mount Cleveland56755675Aleutian Ranges56.3
62.Baranof Island High Point53905390Northwest Coast Islands79.7
63.Carlisle Island High Point52835283Aleutian Ranges6.6
64.Mount Gareloi51605160Aleutian Ranges28.6
65.Korovin Volcano50305030Aleutian Ranges85.2

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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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