American Border Peak

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American Border Peak
American Border Peak from Gold Run Pass.jpg
American Border Peak from Gold Run Pass with Mount Larrabee to the far right edge of frame
Highest point
Elevation 7,998 ft (2,438 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,794 ft (852 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°59′43″N 121°39′55″W / 48.9954056°N 121.66514°W / 48.9954056; -121.66514Coordinates: 48°59′43″N 121°39′55″W / 48.9954056°N 121.66514°W / 48.9954056; -121.66514[2]
Parent range North Cascades
Topo map USGS Mt. Larrabee
First ascent September 14, 1930 by Alec Dalgleish, Tom Fyles, Stan Henderson, R. A. Fraser[3]
Easiest route Southeast face (Exposed scramble)

American Border Peak is a mountain just south of the Canada–United States border, in the North Cascades of Washington state, with a corresponding sister peak, Canadian Border Peak, just north along a col connecting to it across the border.[4] It is located within the Mount Baker Wilderness, part of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, near North Cascades National Park. It is notable for its large, steep local relief; however its somewhat rotten rock makes it less appealing to climbers than nearby Slesse Mountain.[3]


  1. ^ a b "American Border Peak, Washington". Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  2. ^ "American Border Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b Beckey, Fred W. (2008). Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River (3rd ed.). Mountaineers Books. pp. 53ff. ISBN 1-59485-136-0. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Border Peak". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

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