|Elevation||10,969 ft (3,343 m) |
|Prominence||3,389 ft (1,033 m) |
|Parent range||Gallatin Range|
|Topo map||USGS Electric Peak|
|First ascent||1872 in Henry Gannett and party|
Electric Peak is the tallest mountain in the Gallatin Range of southern Montana, close to the Wyoming border and rises to an altitude of 10,969 feet (3,343 m). The peak has some of the greatest physical relief in Yellowstone National Park, rising 3,389 ft (1,033 m) above its base.
Electric Peak was named during the first ascent in 1872 by the United States Geological Survey. Members of the Hayden Survey led by Henry Gannett experienced electrical discharges from their hands and hair after a lightning event on the summit.
- "Electric Peak, Montana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
- "Electric Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
- Jerry Penry (October 27, 2007). "The Father of Government Mapmaking: Henry Gannett". The American Surveyor. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- "Electric Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 116.
- Electric Peak Webcam (Struck by lightning and retired in 2016)
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