Alaska Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence
|Rank||Peak|| Prom-Ft || Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Isol-Mi|
|50.||Baranof Island High Point||5390||5390||Northwest Coast Islands||79.7|
|55.||Bashful Peak||5275||8005||South-Central Alaska||22.1|
|54.||Carlisle Island High Point||5283||5283||Aleutian Ranges||6.6|
|47.||Devils Paw||5554||8507||Coast Mountains||84.7|
|42.||Frosty Peak||5743||5803||Aleutian Ranges||35.4|
|51.||Granite Range High Point||5317||8517||Saint Elias Mountains||9.7|
|44.||Great Sitkin Volcano||5710||5710||Aleutian Ranges||87.8|
|39.||Hanagita Peak||5904||8504||South-Central Alaska||22.0|
|14.||Iliamna Volcano||7816||10,016||Aleutian Ranges||33.6|
|41.||Isanotski Peaks||5806||8106||Aleutian Ranges||9.7|
|43.||Isthmus Peak||5732||6532||South-Central Alaska||32.3|
|29.||Kichatna Spire||6185||8985||Alaska Range||37.3|
|62.||Korovin Volcano||5030||5030||Aleutian Ranges||85.2|
|38.||Makushin Volcano||5905||5905||Aleutian Ranges||83.1|
|63.||Mount Augusta||5015||14,070||Saint Elias Mountains||14.4|
| ||Mount Bear||4988||14,831||Saint Elias Mountains||20.1|
|3.||Mount Blackburn||11,590||16,390||South-Central Alaska||60.7|
|24.||Mount Bona||6800||16,500||Saint Elias Mountains||49.7|
|26.||Mount Chiginagak||6600||6900||Aleutian Ranges||97.6|
|45.||Mount Cleveland||5675||5675||Aleutian Ranges||56.3|
|15.||Mount Cook||7660||13,760||Saint Elias Mountains||14.5|
|21.||Mount Crillon||7126||12,726||Saint Elias Mountains||19.5|
|59.||Mount Deborah||5139||12,339||Alaska Range||16.1|
|28.||Mount Douglas||6200||7000||Aleutian Ranges||42.9|
|25.||Mount Drum||6710||12,010||South-Central Alaska||17.7|
|2.||Mount Fairweather||12,963||15,325||Saint Elias Mountains||124.4|
|19.||Mount Foraker||7200||17,400||Alaska Range||14.3|
|53.||Mount Foresta||5300||11,000||Saint Elias Mountains||12.5|
|58.||Mount Gareloi||5160||5160||Aleutian Ranges||28.6|
|19.||Mount Griggs||7200||7600||Aleutian Ranges||135.4|
|4.||Mount Hayes||11,482||13,832||Alaska Range||125.5|
|23.||Mount Hesperus||6928||9828||Alaska Range||58.1|
|12.||Mount Hubbard||7995||14,950||Saint Elias Mountains||21.3|
|33.||Mount Igikpak||6076||8276||Brooks Range||281.6|
|13.||Mount Isto||7960||9060||Brooks Range||393.6|
|18.||Mount Kimball||7350||10,300||Alaska Range||55.8|
|6.||Mount Marcus Baker||10,726||13,176||South-Central Alaska||126.3|
|1.||Mount McKinley||20,156||20,320||Alaska Range||4629.4|
|57.||Mount Miller||5200||10,700||South-Central Alaska||40.3|
|36.||Mount Natazhat||5935||13,435||Saint Elias Mountains||15.5|
|27.||Mount Neacola||6326||9426||Aleutian Ranges||31.0|
|49.||Mount Russell||5470||11,670||Alaska Range||14.1|
|5.||Mount Saint Elias||11,184||18,008||Saint Elias Mountains||25.6|
|16.||Mount Sanford||7637||16,237||South-Central Alaska||40.3|
|48.||Mount Seattle||5494||10,350||Saint Elias Mountains||12.0|
|52.||Mount Steller||5315||10,515||South-Central Alaska||22.5|
|17.||Mount Tom White||7591||11,191||South-Central Alaska||73.0|
|9.||Mount Torbert||8663||11,413||Alaska Range||97.7|
|10.||Mount Veniaminof||8175||8225||Aleutian Ranges||209.2|
|22.||Mount Vsevidof||7051||7051||Aleutian Ranges||222.5|
|46.||Mount Wrangell||5563||14,163||South-Central Alaska||14.8|
|11.||Pavlof Volcano||8150||8200||Aleutian Ranges||94.3|
|63.||Peak 6915||5015||6915||South-Central Alaska||11.1|
|32.||Peak 8010||6110||8010||South-Central Alaska||25.3|
|30.||Peak 8084||6184||8084||South-Central Alaska||43.1|
|60.||Peak 8336||5136||8336||Alaska Range||21.9|
|61.||Peak 8488||5088||8488||Alaska Range||11.9|
|31.||Pogromni Volcano||6131||6531||Aleutian Ranges||31.7|
|8.||Redoubt Volcano||9097||10,197||Aleutian Ranges||58.7|
|7.||Shishaldin Volcano||9414||9414||Aleutian Ranges||544.9|
|34.||Snow Tower||6072||6572||Coast Mountains||10.1|
|40.||Sovereign Mountain||5849||8849||South-Central Alaska||47.6|
|37.||Tanaga Volcano||5925||5925||Aleutian Ranges||407.3|
|56.||Tetlin Peak||5215||8365||South-Central Alaska||25.5|
|35.||Truuli Peak||6012||6612||South-Central Alaska||87.8|
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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.
- 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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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