Mount Neacola

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Mount Neacola
Mount Neacola is located in Alaska
Mount Neacola
Mount Neacola
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Elevation 9,426 ft (2,873 m)
Prominence 6,326 ft (1,928 m)
Listing Ultra
Location
Range Neacola Mountains (Aleutian Range)
Coordinates 60°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
Climbing
First ascent May 20, 1991 by James Garrett, Loren Glick, Kennan Harvey
Easiest route West Face: snow/ice climb

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 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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Sources[edit]

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

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