Mount Chamberlin (Alaska)

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Mount Chamberlin
Mount Chamberlin is located in Alaska
Mount Chamberlin
Mount Chamberlin
Highest point
Elevation 8,901[1] ft (2,713 m) [2]
Prominence 4,101 ft (1,250 m) [2]
Coordinates 69°16′38″N 144°54′32″W / 69.27722°N 144.90889°W / 69.27722; -144.90889Coordinates: 69°16′38″N 144°54′32″W / 69.27722°N 144.90889°W / 69.27722; -144.90889[3]
Location North Slope Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Brooks Range
Topo map USGS Mount Michelson B-2
First ascent 1963 by George G. Barnes, Dennis Burge, Graham Stephenson[4]
Easiest route West Ridge: glacier/snow climb, Alaska Grade 1;[4] class 2 hike if route is ice-free

Mount Chamberlin is the third highest peak in the Brooks Range, Alaska, USA.[5] Located in what are known as the Franklin Mountains of the Brooks Range, Mount Chamberlin is 30 miles (48 km) west-northwest of Mount Isto, the tallest peak in the Brooks Range. Mount Chamberlin is within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was named for Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843-1928), geologist of the Peary Auxiliary Expedition of 1894.[3][6] Previously believed to be the highest peak in the Brooks Range, in 2014 new measurement technology established that Mount Chamberlin is the third highest peak in the range.[7][8][1]


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  3. ^ a b "Mount Chamberlin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Wood, Michael; Coombs, Colby (2001). Alaska: a climbing guide. Seattle, WA, USA: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-724-X. 
  5. ^ "Brooks Range". Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mount Chamberlin, Alaska (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ Howard, Brian Clark (December 16, 2015). "There's a New Tallest Peak in the North American Arctic". National Geographic. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Rozell, Ned (December 16, 2015). "Measuring the highest peaks in the Brooks Range". University of Alaska, Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Retrieved December 20, 2015.