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South-Central Alaska

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Blackburn (16,390 ft/4996 m)
CountriesUnited States (99%), Canada (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesAlaska (100%), Yukon Territory (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area57,894 sq mi / 149,945 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent527 mi / 849 km North-South
571 mi / 919 km East-West
Center Lat/Long61° 16' N; 146° 14' W
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Map of South-Central Alaska
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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 South-Central Alaska.
Alaska-Yukon RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Brooks RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Alaska Intermountain RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Alaska RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Aleutian RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         South-Central AlaskaLevel 3
                 Talkeetna MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Wrangell MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Chugach MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Kenai MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Kodiak IslandLevel 4 (Child)
         Saint Elias MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Yukon Intermountain RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Mackenzie MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South-Central Alaska

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange4
1.Mount Blackburn16,3904996Wrangell Mountains
2.Mount Sanford16,2374949Wrangell Mountains
3.Peak 1472114,7214487Wrangell Mountains
4.The Snave14,2604346Wrangell Mountains
5.Mount Wrangell14,1634317Wrangell Mountains
6.Peak 1395113,9514252Wrangell Mountains
7.Atna Peaks13,8604225Wrangell Mountains
8.Regal Mountain13,8454220Wrangell Mountains
9.Peak 1380013,800+4206+Wrangell Mountains
10.Ulu Point13,6544162Wrangell 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 NameftmRange4
1.Mount Blackburn16,3904996Wrangell Mountains
2.Mount Marcus Baker13,1764016Chugach Mountains
3.Sovereign Mountain88492697Talkeetna Mountains
4.Truuli Peak66122015Kenai Mountains
5.Koniag Peak4470+1362+Kodiak Island



Photos of Peaks in the South-Central Alaska

Sovereign Mountain
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Sovereign Mountain from the 7750' pass to the west (2012-03-16). Photo by Ben Still.
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Awesome Peak
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North face of Awesome Peak (2014-05-17). Photo by Ben Still.
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Bashful Peak
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Mount Bashful's summit lives up to its name, hiding behind a cloud (2014-08-14).
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Triplemint
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SW west face of Triplemint, the standard scramble route (2014-08-23). Photo by Ben Still.
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Vertigo Peak
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The NW face of Vertigo Peak catches early morning sunshine (2012-08-18). Photo by Ben Still.
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Peak 5540
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"The Fortress" (Peak 5540) from the Pinochle Creek trail (2014-05-16). Photo by Ben Still.
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Paradise Peak
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The SW ridge of Paradise Peak curves around towards Delgga Mountain (2013-07-13). Photo by Ben Still.
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Peak 3940
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North side of Peak 3835 with the Skilak Glacier in the distance on a very low snow year. Taken from near the summit of nearby Peak 3940 (2014-02-01). Photo by Ben Still.
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Peak 3835
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North side of Peak 3835 with the Skilak Glacier in the distance on a very low snow year. Taken from near the summit of nearby Peak 3940 (2014-02-01). Photo by Ben Still.
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Saddle Peak
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NE aspect of Saddle Peak seen from the eastern shore of Eshamy Lake on a calm summer morning (2014-06-28). Photo by Ben Still.
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