Mount Neacola (or Neacola Peak) is the unofficial name for the high point of the Neacola Mountains, the northernmost section of the Aleutian Range of Alaska. Despite its low elevation compared to many of the major Alaskan peaks, Mount Neacola is an impressive peak, due to its steep, pointed shape and its low base.

Mount Neacola
Mount Neacola is located in Alaska
Mount Neacola
Mount Neacola
Location in Alaska
Highest point
Elevation9,426 ft (2,873 m)
Prominence6,326 ft (1,928 m)
Listing
Coordinates60°47′55″N 153°23′38″W / 60.79861°N 153.39389°W / 60.79861; -153.39389Coordinates: 60°47′55″N 153°23′38″W / 60.79861°N 153.39389°W / 60.79861; -153.39389
Geography
LocationLake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeNeacola Mountains (Aleutian Range)
Climbing
First ascentMay 20, 1991 by James Garrett, Loren Glick, Kennan Harvey
Easiest routeWest Face: snow/ice climb

Mount Neacola was first climbed in 1991 by James Garrett, Loren Glick, and Kennan Harvey, on an expedition inspired by the intrepid Fred Beckey. They climbed a notable couloir on the West Face to the North Ridge, and thence to the summit. The route involves 4,600 feet (1,400 m) of ascent, mostly on ice up to an angle of 65 degrees.

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SourcesEdit

  • American Alpine Journal, 1992.
  • Michael Wood and Colby Coombs, Alaska: a climbing guide, The Mountaineers, 2001.
  • Alaska Ultra-Prominence List

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