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Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
50.Baranof Island High Point16431643Northwest Coast Islands128.3 
55.Bashful Peak16082440South-Central Alaska35.5 
54.Carlisle Island High Point16101610Aleutian Ranges10.7 
47.Devils Paw16932593Coast Mountains136.4 
42.Frosty Peak17511769Aleutian Ranges56.9 
51.Granite Range High Point16212596Saint Elias Mountains15.6 
44.Great Sitkin Volcano17401740Aleutian Ranges141.3 
39.Hanagita Peak18002592South-Central Alaska35.3 
14.Iliamna Volcano23823053Aleutian Ranges54.0 
41.Isanotski Peaks17702471Aleutian Ranges15.6 
43.Isthmus Peak17471991South-Central Alaska52.0 
29.Kichatna Spire18862739Alaska Range60.0 
62.Korovin Volcano15331533Aleutian Ranges137.2 
38.Makushin Volcano18001800Aleutian Ranges133.7 
63.Mount Augusta15294289Saint Elias Mountains23.2 
 Mount Bear15204520Saint Elias Mountains32.4 
3.Mount Blackburn35334996South-Central Alaska97.6 
24.Mount Bona20725029Saint Elias Mountains80.0 
26.Mount Chiginagak20122103Aleutian Ranges157.0 
45.Mount Cleveland17301730Aleutian Ranges90.6 
15.Mount Cook23354194Saint Elias Mountains23.4 
21.Mount Crillon21723879Saint Elias Mountains31.4 
59.Mount Deborah15663761Alaska Range25.9 
28.Mount Douglas18902134Aleutian Ranges69.0 
25.Mount Drum20463661South-Central Alaska28.5 
2.Mount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias Mountains200.3 
19.Mount Foraker21955304Alaska Range23.0 
53.Mount Foresta16163353Saint Elias Mountains20.1 
58.Mount Gareloi15731573Aleutian Ranges46.1 
19.Mount Griggs21942316Aleutian Ranges217.9 
4.Mount Hayes35004216Alaska Range202.0 
23.Mount Hesperus21122996Alaska Range93.5 
12.Mount Hubbard24374557Saint Elias Mountains34.3 
33.Mount Igikpak18522523Brooks Range453.3 
13.Mount Isto24262761Brooks Range633.5 
18.Mount Kimball22403139Alaska Range89.8 
6.Mount Marcus Baker32694016South-Central Alaska203.3 
1.Mount McKinley61446194Alaska Range7450.2 
57.Mount Miller15853261South-Central Alaska64.9 
36.Mount Natazhat18094095Saint Elias Mountains24.9 
27.Mount Neacola19282873Aleutian Ranges49.9 
49.Mount Russell16673557Alaska Range22.7 
5.Mount Saint Elias34095489Saint Elias Mountains41.2 
16.Mount Sanford23284949South-Central Alaska64.8 
48.Mount Seattle16753155Saint Elias Mountains19.3 
52.Mount Steller16203205South-Central Alaska36.2 
17.Mount Tom White23143411South-Central Alaska117.5 
9.Mount Torbert26413479Alaska Range157.3 
10.Mount Veniaminof24922507Aleutian Ranges336.7 
22.Mount Vsevidof21492149Aleutian Ranges358.1 
46.Mount Wrangell16964317South-Central Alaska23.8 
11.Pavlof Volcano24842499Aleutian Ranges151.8 
63.Peak 691515292108South-Central Alaska17.9 
32.Peak 801018622441South-Central Alaska40.7 
30.Peak 808418852464South-Central Alaska69.3 
60.Peak 833615662541Alaska Range35.3 
61.Peak 848815512587Alaska Range19.2 
31.Pogromni Volcano18691991Aleutian Ranges50.9 
8.Redoubt Volcano27733108Aleutian Ranges94.5 
7.Shishaldin Volcano28692869Aleutian Ranges877.0 
34.Snow Tower18512003Coast Mountains16.3 
40.Sovereign Mountain17832697South-Central Alaska76.6 
37.Tanaga Volcano18061806Aleutian Ranges655.5 
56.Tetlin Peak15902550South-Central Alaska41.1 
35.Truuli Peak18322015South-Central Alaska141.3 

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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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