Mount Ansel Adams

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Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams is located in California
Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams
Elevation 11,766+ ft (3586+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Location
Location Yosemite National Park
Madera County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°41′52″N 119°16′53″W / 37.6977103°N 119.281255°W / 37.6977103; -119.281255Coordinates: 37°41′52″N 119°16′53″W / 37.6977103°N 119.281255°W / 37.6977103; -119.281255[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Lyell
Climbing
First ascent July 11, 1934 by Glen Dawson, Jack Riegelhuth and Neil Ruge[3]
Easiest route Exposed scramble, class 3[3]

Mount Ansel Adams is a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California. The summit is in Yosemite National Park near the park's eastern boundary. It lies 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast of Foerster Peak and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west-southwest of Electra Peak[2] at the head of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River. It was named in 1985 for Ansel Adams, the preeminent landscape photographer, conservationist,[2] and member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club, a role he maintained for 37 years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Ansel Adams, California". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Ansel Adams". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 414. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  4. ^ "About Ansel Adams". Sierra Club. Retrieved 2014-12-14.