Alaska Borough/Census Area High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid
|Rank||Geography||Peak|| Elev-Ft || Prom-Ft ||Total||Round 1|
|1.||Denali||Denali||20,310||20,146|| || |
|2.||Yakutat||Mount Saint Elias||18,008||11,184|| || |
|3.||Valdez-Cordova||Mount Bona||16,500||6800|| || |
|4.||Hoonah-Angoon||Mount Fairweather||15,325||12,963|| || |
|5.||Matanuska-Susitna||Mount Hunter||14,573||4623|| || |
|6.||Southeast Fairbanks||Mount Hayes||13,832||11,482|| || |
|7.||Kenai Peninsula||Mount Torbert||11,413||8663|| || |
|8.||Petersburg||Kates Needle||10,016||4505|| || |
|9.||Bethel||Mount Hesperus||9828||6928|| || |
|10.||Aleutians East||Shishaldin Volcano||9414||9414|| || |
|11.||Lake and Peninsula||Lake and Peninsula High Point||9200||0|| || |
|12.||North Slope||Mount Isto||8976||7876|| || |
|13.||Juneau||Devils Paw||8507||5554|| || |
|14.||Northwest Arctic||Mount Igikpak||8276||6076|| || |
|15.||Skagway||Skagway High Point||8239||2339|| || |
|16.||Haines||Mount Nesselrode||8117||2999|| || |
|17.||Anchorage||Bashful Peak||8005||5275|| || |
|18.||Yukon-Koyukuk||Yukon-Koyukuk High Point||7770||3070|| || |
|19.||Ketchikan Gateway||Mount John Jay||7507||1962|| || |
|20.||Kodiak Island||Mount Denison-East Slope||7500||0|| || |
|21.||Wrangell||Castle Mountain||7333||1985|| || |
|22.||Prince of Wales-Hyder||Monument 15A||7073||0|| || |
|23.||Aleutians West||Mount Vsevidof||7051||7051|| || |
|24.||Fairbanks North Star||West Point||5865||2865|| || |
|25.||Sitka||Baranof Island High Point||5390||5390|| || |
|26.||Dillingham||Dillingham High Point||5250||4450|| || |
|27.||Nome||Mount Osborn||4714||4364|| || |
|28.||Kusilvak||Kusilvak Census Area High Point||2905||1805|| || |
|29.||Bristol Bay||Bristol Bay High Point||1061||561|| || |
Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.
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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:
- This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Richard Mclellan, up to 10 ascents per peak.
- While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
- The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
- Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
- Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.
This might just be the hardest list featured on this site--perhaps even tougher than the World 8000 meter peaks. There are about 20 high points here that require major expeditions to remote, icy, cold, technically difficult peaks. Denali is actually one of the easy ones, due to the infrastructure in place to handle the hordes of climbers and the relatively gentle slopes on the easiest route. Saint Elias, Fairweather, Hunter, and Hayes are all monster peaks, and then there are the notoriously hard Coast Range summits of Devil's Paw, Nesselrode, and Kate's Needle. Then there's stuff out on the Aleutian Peninsula/Islands, the Brooks Range, and so on. A climber's odds of getting killed while trying to do all these peaks is very considerable, due just to bad weather. Good luck with it!
Note that there are no counties in Alaska. The equivalent is the borough, and there are 18 of these areas that handle local government functions. The boroughs do not completely cover the state, though, and the U.S. Census Bureau has divided the remainder into 11 Census Areas, which have no governmental reality and and are used mainly for statistical reporting purposes. Compared to other states, the boroughs and census areas change often, and new incorporations or rulings by the census bureau could change the number or boundaries of these units, possibly changing this list. Potential completers should beware of these possible changes!
Two new boroughs were created in 2007 (Skagway) and 2008 (Wrangell). The Ketchikan-Gateway borough also expanded greatly in 2008, gaining a new high point.
- Personal research determined several of these peaks by 1990.
- Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by Andy Martin.
- Dave Covill and Jerry Brekhus helped me figure out the recent (2007-2008) changes in SE Alaska
Links Alaska County High Points
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
= Peaks climbed by Richard Mclellan = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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