Mount Deception (Alaska)

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Mount Deception
Mount Deception is located in Alaska
Mount Deception
Mount Deception
Highest point
Elevation 11,539 ft (3,517 m) [1]
Prominence 2,126 ft (648 m) [2]
Coordinates 63°09′30″N 150°31′51″W / 63.15833°N 150.53083°W / 63.15833; -150.53083Coordinates: 63°09′30″N 150°31′51″W / 63.15833°N 150.53083°W / 63.15833; -150.53083[3]
Location Denali Borough, Alaska, United States
Parent range Alaska Range
Topo map USGS Mount McKinley A-2
First ascent November 1944
Easiest route Northeast ridge

Mount Deception is a 11,539-foot (3,517 m) mountain in the Alaska Range, in Denali National Park and Preserve. Mount Deception lies 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast Denali,overlooking Brooks Glacier. The glacier-covered mountain was named by a U.S. Army crash investigation party on November 13, 1944, who were the first to ascend the mountain while investigating an airplane crash that happened in September 1944.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Mount Deception". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Deception". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Deception". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-12.