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Alaska Borough/Census Area High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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1.DenaliDenali61906140  
2.YakutatMount Saint Elias54893409  
3.Copper RiverMount Bona50292073  
4.Hoonah-AngoonMount Fairweather46713951  
5.Matanuska-SusitnaMount Hunter44421409  
6.Southeast FairbanksMount Hayes42163500  
7.ChugachMount Marcus Baker-Southwest Slope36880  
8.Kenai PeninsulaMount Torbert34792640  
9.PetersburgKates Needle30531373  
10.BethelMount Hesperus29962112  
11.Aleutians EastShishaldin Volcano28692869  
12.Lake and PeninsulaLake and Peninsula High Point28040  
13.North SlopeMount Isto27362401  
14.JuneauDevils Paw25931693  
15.Northwest ArcticMount Igikpak25231852  
16.SkagwaySkagway High Point2511713  
17.HainesMount Nesselrode2474914  
18.AnchorageBashful Peak24401608  
19.Yukon-KoyukukYukon-Koyukuk High Point2368936  
20.Ketchikan GatewayMount John Jay2288598  
21.Kodiak IslandMount Denison-East Slope22860  
22.WrangellCastle Mountain2235605  
23.Prince of Wales-HyderMonument 15A21560  
24.Aleutians WestMount Vsevidof21492149  
25.Fairbanks North StarWest Point1788873  
26.SitkaBaranof Island High Point16431643  
27.DillinghamDillingham High Point16001356  
28.NomeMount Osborn14371330  
29.KusilvakKusilvak Census Area High Point885550  
30.Bristol BayBristol Bay High Point323171  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Gary Spencer, 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.

List Description

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.

Acknowledgements:

  • 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.

 


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