(on the border with Yukon, Canada)
|Elevation||14,070 ft (4,290 m)|
|Prominence||5,080 ft (1,550 m)|
|Listing||List of Ultras in Canada List of Ultras in the United States|
|Location||Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska, United States;
|Range||Saint Elias Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Saint Elias B-7 Quadrangle|
|First ascent||1952 by Peter Schoening et al via Northeast Ridge|
|Easiest route||snow/ice climb|
Mount Augusta lies about 25 km (16 mi) south of Mount Logan and 25 km east of Mount Saint Elias, respectively the first and second highest mountains in Canada. It forms the eastern end of the long ridge of which Mount Saint Elias is the center and highest point.
The Seward Glacier starts to the north of the peak, separating it from Mount Logan, and then flows around the east side of the peak, forming the gap between Augusta and the peaks surrounding Mount Cook. It then continues south to join the Malaspina Glacier.
In terms of pure elevation, Mount Augusta is not particularly notable, being one of the lowest fourteeners in the United States; it is therefore quite overshadowed by its huge neighbors Saint Elias and Logan. However, it is a huge peak in terms of local relief, since it lies so close to low terrain (and in fact close to tidewater). For example, it drops 10,000 feet (3,050m) to the Seward Glacier on the southeast side of the peak in approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km).
- 1952 North Ridge (the eastern of two north ridges), FA of peak by Peter Schoening, Victor Josendal, Bill Niendorf, Richard E. McGowen, Bob Yeasting, Gibson Reynolds, Tom Morris, Verl Rogers, summitting on July 4.
- 1987 a party led by noted Canadian mountaineer Don Serl ascended a route on the North Rib and West Ridge.
- 1990 South Ridge. Mark Bebie (U.S.) and Bill Pilling reached the summit after a climb of six days.
- 4000 meter peaks of Alaska
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- 4000 meter peaks of the United States
- Mountain peaks of Alaska
- Mountain peaks of Canada
- Mountain peaks of North America
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- List of Boundary Peaks of the Alaska-British Columbia/Yukon border
- Orth, David J. (1971). "Dictionary of Alaska place names". Professional Paper (567). US Government Printing Office. USGS (200) qB no.567. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
- Selters, Andy (2004). Ways to the Sky: A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club Press. ISBN 0-930410-83-1. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
- Wood, Michael; Coombs, Colby (2001). Alaska: A Climbing Guide. The Mountaineers. ISBN 978-0-89886-724-4. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
- "Mount Augusta". Bivouac.com. http://www.bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=244. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
- "Alaska & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- Orth p. 93
- "Mount Augusta". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
- Selters pp. 164–165
- Selters pp. 312–313
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