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Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Isol-Mi
1.Mount McKinley20,17220,320Alaska Range4629.4
2.Shishaldin Volcano94149414Aleutian Ranges544.9
3.Tanaga Volcano59255925Aleutian Ranges407.3
4.Mount Chamberlin79459020Brooks Range391.2
5.Mount Igikpak61268276Brooks Range281.6
6.Mount Vsevidof70517051Aleutian Ranges222.5
7.Mount Veniaminof82008225Aleutian Ranges209.2
8.Mount Griggs73007650Aleutian Ranges135.4
9.Mount Marcus Baker10,75113,176South-Central Alaska126.3
10.Mount Hayes11,50713,832Alaska Range125.5
11.Mount Fairweather12,99615,325Saint Elias Mountains124.4
12.Mount Torbert868811,413Alaska Range97.7
13.Mount Chiginagak66756925Aleutian Ranges97.6
14.Pavlof Volcano82258250Aleutian Ranges94.3
15.Truuli Peak60626612South-Central Alaska87.8
16.Great Sitkin Volcano57105710Aleutian Ranges87.8
17.Korovin Volcano50305030Aleutian Ranges85.2
18.Devils Paw55878507Coast Mountains84.7
19.Makushin Volcano59055905Aleutian Ranges83.1
20.Baranof Island High Point53905390Northwest Coast Islands79.7
21.Mount Tom White764111,191South-Central Alaska73.0
22.Mount Blackburn11,64016,390South-Central Alaska60.7
23.Redoubt Volcano914710,197Aleutian Ranges58.7
24.Mount Hesperus69789828Alaska Range58.1
25.Mount Cleveland56755675Aleutian Ranges56.3
26.Mount Kimball742510,350Alaska Range55.8
27.Mount Bona690016,550Saint Elias Mountains49.7
28.Sovereign Mountain58748849South-Central Alaska47.6
29.Peak 808462348084South-Central Alaska43.1
30.Mount Douglas63007050Aleutian Ranges42.9
31.Mount Miller530010,750South-Central Alaska40.3
32.Mount Sanford768716,237South-Central Alaska40.3
33.Kichatna Spire62358985Alaska Range37.3
34.Frosty Peak57535803Aleutian Ranges35.4
35.Iliamna Volcano786610,016Aleutian Ranges33.6
36.Isthmus Peak57826532South-Central Alaska32.3
37.Pogromni Volcano61816531Aleutian Ranges31.7
38.Mount Neacola63769426Aleutian Ranges31.0
39.Mount Gareloi51605160Aleutian Ranges28.6
40.Mount Saint Elias11,24918,008Saint Elias Mountains25.6
41.Tetlin Peak52408365South-Central Alaska25.5
42.Peak 801061608010South-Central Alaska25.3
43.Mount Steller536510,515South-Central Alaska22.5
44.Bashful Peak52758005South-Central Alaska22.1
45.Hanagita Peak59548504South-Central Alaska22.0
46.Peak 833651868336Alaska Range21.9
47.Mount Hubbard806014,950Saint Elias Mountains21.3
48.Mount Bear505314,831Saint Elias Mountains20.1
49.Mount Crillon717612,726Saint Elias Mountains19.5
50.Mount Drum676012,010South-Central Alaska17.7
51.Mount Deborah518912,339Alaska Range16.1
52.Mount Natazhat598513,435Saint Elias Mountains15.5
53.Mount Russell552011,670Alaska Range15.0
54.Mount Wrangell561314,163South-Central Alaska14.8
55.Mount Cook771013,760Saint Elias Mountains14.5
56.Mount Augusta508014,070Saint Elias Mountains14.4
57.Mount Foraker725017,400Alaska Range14.3
58.Mount Foresta540011,050Saint Elias Mountains12.5
59.Mount Seattle555910,350Saint Elias Mountains12.0
60.Peak 848851388488Alaska Range11.9
61.Peak 691550656915South-Central Alaska11.1
62.Snow Tower61226572Coast Mountains10.1
63.Isanotski Peaks58568106Aleutian Ranges9.7
64.Granite Range High Point53678517Saint Elias Mountains9.7
65.Carlisle Island High Point52835283Aleutian Ranges6.6

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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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