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Alsek Ranges

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBuckwell Peak (2721 m/8927 ft)
CountriesCanada (59%), United States (41%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesAlaska (41%), British Columbia (38%), Yukon Territory (21%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area17,165 sq km / 6,627 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent286 km / 177 mi North-South
169 km / 105 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long59° 28' N; 136° 32' W
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Map of Alsek Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Alsek Ranges.
Saint Elias MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Saint Elias MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Icefield RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Fairweather RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Alsek RangesLevel 4
                 Auriol RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central BC PanhandleLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southwest Alsek RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Alsek RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Takhinsha MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Chilkat RangeLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Alsek Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Buckwell Peak27218927Eastern Alsek Ranges
2.Alsek Peak2720+8924+Auriol Range
3.Basement Peak27068878Southwest Alsek Ranges
4.Mount Bigger25798461Eastern Alsek Ranges
5.Detour Peak25508366Central BC Panhandle
6.Mount Martha Black25128241Auriol Range
7.Mount Barnard24918173Southwest Alsek Ranges
8.Dalton Peak23297641Auriol Range
9.Mount Tlingit Ankawoo2286+7500+Takhinsha Mountains
10.Mount Tajis22717451Takhinsha Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Buckwell Peak27218927Eastern Alsek Ranges
2.Alsek Peak2720+8924+Auriol Range
3.Basement Peak27068878Southwest Alsek Ranges
4.Detour Peak25508366Central BC Panhandle
5.Mount Tlingit Ankawoo2286+7500+Takhinsha Mountains
6.Mount Young West17695805Chilkat Range



Photos of Peaks in the Alsek Ranges

Mount Emmerich
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Mount Emmerich rises above a low cloud layer from the summit of Peak 4800 (2010-07-18). Photo by Ben Still.
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Kings Throne Peak
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King's Throne, Yukon, in Canada's remote Kluane National Park (2011-01-03). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Peak 4800
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Mount Emmerich rises above a low cloud layer from the summit of Peak 4800 (2010-07-18). Photo by Ben Still.
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