Mount Kimball (Alaska)

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Mount Kimball
Mount Kimball is located in Alaska
Mount Kimball
Mount Kimball
Location in Alaska
Highest point
Elevation 10,300+ ft (3,139+ m)
Prominence 7,424 ft (2,263 m) [1]
Coordinates 63°14′19″N 144°38′38″W / 63.23861°N 144.64389°W / 63.23861; -144.64389Coordinates: 63°14′19″N 144°38′38″W / 63.23861°N 144.64389°W / 63.23861; -144.64389[2]
Location Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Delta Mountains, Alaska Range
Topo map USGS Mount Hayes A-2
First ascent June 13, 1969 by Tom Kensler, Mike Sallee, Dan Osborne, Grace Hoeman[3]
Easiest route Southwest Ridge: glacier/snow/ice/rock climb (Alaska Grade 2+)[3]

Mount Kimball is the highest mountain in the section of the eastern Alaska Range between Isabel Pass (traversed by the Richardson Highway) and Mentasta Pass (traversed by the Glenn Highway), about 30 miles from Paxson.[4] It is one of the twenty most topographically prominent peaks in Alaska.

Mount Kimball is a relatively difficult climb for a peak with low absolute elevation, due to difficult ridge terrain, and it rebuffed eight climbing attempts by experienced Alaskan mountaineers before its first ascent in 1969.[3] Due to its remoteness, difficulty, and low stature compared to other major Alaskan summits, the peak is not often climbed.

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  1. ^ This is an approximate figure, good to within 100 feet. See Alaska Ultra-prominent peaks at
  2. ^ Mount Kimball on Topozone
  3. ^ a b c Michael Wood and Colby Coombs, Alaska: A Climbing Guide, The Mountaineers, 2001, ISBN 0-89886-724-X.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Kimball (Alaska)

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