Regal Mountain

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Regal Mountain
RegalMtn-RegalGlacier.jpg
Regal Mountain rises above the Regal Glacier
Elevation 13,845 ft (4,220 m)
Prominence 4,345 ft (1,324 m)[1]
Location
Location Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Range Wrangell Mountains
Coordinates 61°44′39″N 142°51′55″W / 61.74417°N 142.86528°W / 61.74417; -142.86528Coordinates: 61°44′39″N 142°51′55″W / 61.74417°N 142.86528°W / 61.74417; -142.86528
Topo map USGS McCarthy C-5
Geology
Type Eroded stratovolcano or shield volcano
Climbing
First ascent August 3, 1964 by Yasuichi Kitamura, Ryoichi Hasegawa, Masao Tanaka, and Shinichi Naito[2]
Easiest route Glacier climb

Regal Mountain is an eroded stratovolcano or shield volcano in the Wrangell Mountains of eastern Alaska. It is located in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park about 19 mi (31 km) east of Mount Blackburn, the second highest volcano in the United States, and southeast of the massive Nabesna Glacier. Regal Mountain is the third highest thirteener (a peak between 13,000 and 13,999 feet in elevation) in Alaska, ranking just behind its neighbor, Atna Peaks.[1] Because the mountain is almost entirely covered in glaciers, no geological studies have been done, but published references state and the geological map shows that the mountain is an old eroded volcanic edifice.

Several major glaciers flow from the steep and heavily eroded flanks of Regal Mountain. The Rohn Glacier and Regal Glacier head east and southeast to join the Nizina Glacier, while the Root Glacier flows south 15 miles (24 km) to join the Kennicott Glacier just above the town of McCarthy. Each of those large glaciers exceeds 1 mile (1.6 km) in width, but largest of all on Regal Mountain is a massive unnamed glacier, over 3 miles (5 km) across, which flows northwest just over 10 mi (16 km) to join the mighty Nabesna.

See also[edit]

Looking north up the Root Glacier towards Regal Mountain at upper left


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alaska 13,000-foot Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Alaska’s Summits 13,000 feet and above". Retrieved 2007-03-10. [dead link]