Esther Mountain

Esther Mountain is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is the northernmost of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains and its 28th highest peak. It was the only High Peak named for a woman until 2014,[3] having been named in honor of Esther McComb, who made the first recorded climb to the summit in 1839, at age 15; at the time she was attempting to climb Whiteface Mountain from the north (Whiteface is a higher mountain which flanks Esther to the south).[4]

Esther Mountain
Whiteface Mountain - Esther Mountain.jpg
Whiteface (left), Esther (right), from Hurricane
Highest point
Elevation4,239 ft (1,292 m) [1]
Prominence302 ft (92 m) [1]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks 28th
Coordinates44°23′13″N 73°53′24″W / 44.3869916°N 73.8898673°W / 44.3869916; -73.8898673Coordinates: 44°23′13″N 73°53′24″W / 44.3869916°N 73.8898673°W / 44.3869916; -73.8898673[2]
Esther Mountain is located in New York Adirondack Park
Esther Mountain
Esther Mountain
Location of Esther Mountain within New York
Esther Mountain is located in the United States
Esther Mountain
Esther Mountain
Esther Mountain (the United States)
LocationWilmington, Essex County, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondack Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Wilmington
First ascent1839 by Esther McComb

Esther Mountain stands within the watershed of Lake Champlain, which drains into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The southeast side of Esther Mtn. drains into White Brook, thence into the West Branch of the Ausable River, which drains into Lake Champlain. The southwest and north sides of Esther Mountain drain into Frenchs Brook, thence into the Saranac River, and into Champlain.

The Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, which was opened in 1935, traverses the north and west sides of Esther on the way to the summit of Whiteface.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Esther Mountain, New York".
  2. ^ "Esther Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Grace Peak
  4. ^ Goodwin, Tony, ed., Adirondack Trails, High Peaks Region, Lake George, New York: Adirondack Mountain Club, 2004, p. 155. ISBN 1-931951-05-5

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