Mount Ansel Adams

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Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams is located in California
Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams is located in the United States
Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel Adams
Highest point
Elevation11,766+ ft (3586+ m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence160 feet (49 m)
Coordinates37°41′52″N 119°16′53″W / 37.6977103°N 119.281255°W / 37.6977103; -119.281255Coordinates: 37°41′52″N 119°16′53″W / 37.6977103°N 119.281255°W / 37.6977103; -119.281255[2]
LocationYosemite National Park
Madera County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Lyell
First ascentJuly 11, 1934 by Glen Dawson, Jack Riegelhuth and Neil Ruge[3]
Easiest routeExposed scramble, class 3[3]

Mount Ansel Adams is a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California. At an elevation of 11,766 ft (3586 m). the summit is in Yosemite National Park near the park's eastern boundary. It lies 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast of Foerster Peak and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west-southwest of Electra Peak[2] at the head of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River. It was named in 1985 for Ansel Adams, the preeminent landscape photographer, conservationist,[2] and member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club, a role he maintained for 37 years.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Mount Ansel Adams, California".
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Ansel Adams". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 414. ISBN 9780898869712.
  4. ^ "About Ansel Adams". Sierra Club. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  5. ^ A Description of Yosemite (1851). Printed for the celebration honoring the designation of Yosemite National Park as a World Heritage Site and the naming of Mount Ansel Adams, Saturday, August 24, 1985, Tuolumne Meadows, Soda Springs, Yosemite National Park. Designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at the Press in Tuscany Alley, San Francisco.
    Description of Yosemite-01 Bunnell 1851