Mount Thor (Alaska)

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Mount Thor
Mount Thor is located in Alaska
Mount Thor
Mount Thor
Location in Alaska
Elevation 12,251 ft (3,734 m)[1]
Location
Location Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Range Chugach Mountains
Coordinates 61°29′07″N 147°08′46″W / 61.48528°N 147.14611°W / 61.48528; -147.14611Coordinates: 61°29′07″N 147°08′46″W / 61.48528°N 147.14611°W / 61.48528; -147.14611[2]
Topo map USGS Anchorage B-1 Quadrangle
Climbing
First ascent 1968 by Vin Hoeman, Winfred Bludworth and Harry Bludworth[1]

Mount Thor (12,251 ft) is the second highest peak of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. It is named after Thor, Norse God of Thunder, because of the noise of avalanches on this mountain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael Wood; Colby Coombs (1 May 2002). Alaska: A Climbing Guide. The Mountaineers Books. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-89886-724-4. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ peakbagger.com
  3. ^ Entry on USGS