Bashful Peak

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Bashful Peak
Bashful Peak.jpg
The western face of Bashful Peak, as seen from the summit of Bold Peak
Elevation 8,005 ft (2,440 m)[1]
Prominence 5,275 ft (1,608 m)[1]
Listing Ultra
Bashful Peak is located in Alaska
Bashful Peak
Bashful Peak
Location Chugach State Park, Alaska, U.S.
Range Chugach Mountains
Coordinates 61°18′29″N 148°52′05″W / 61.30806°N 148.86806°W / 61.30806; -148.86806Coordinates: 61°18′29″N 148°52′05″W / 61.30806°N 148.86806°W / 61.30806; -148.86806[2]
Topo map USGS Anchorage B-5
First ascent 1959[3]
Easiest route The southern ridge

Bashful Peak is a mountain in the U.S. state of Alaska, located in Chugach State Park. At 8,005 feet (2,440 m), Bashful is the highest peak in Chugach State Park, and the highest peak in the Municipality of Anchorage.[4] The peak carries snow year-round and several small glaciers hang off of its steep western face.

The peak was named in 1958 by members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska because "it is often hidden by other peaks, ridges, or clouds."[2]


Bashful Peak is a challenging climb due to its height, loose rock, remoteness, exposure, and the chaotic weather of the Chugach Mountains, which includes year-round snowstorms. Bashful Peak sees very few visitors, and there are no trails up the mountain itself. Climbers typically start at the Eklutna Lake trailhead, hike up the East fork of the Eklutna River, climb the beginning of Stivers Gully on Bold Peak, climb out of the gully and cross a small valley, and ascend Bashful Peak via its southern ridge.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Alaskan & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras" Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  2. ^ a b "Bashful Peake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Bashful Peak". Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Our view: A better backyard playground". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bashful Peak". Alaska Adventures by Trond. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 

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