Mount Koven (Alaska)

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Mount Koven
Mount Koven is located in Alaska
Mount Koven
Mount Koven
Highest point
Elevation 12,142 ft (3,701 m) [1]
Prominence 1,260 ft (380 m)
Coordinates 63°08′01″N 150°53′44″W / 63.13361°N 150.89556°W / 63.13361; -150.89556Coordinates: 63°08′01″N 150°53′44″W / 63.13361°N 150.89556°W / 63.13361; -150.89556[2]
Location Denali Borough, Alaska, United States
Parent range Alaska Range
Topo map USGS Mount McKinley A-2

Mount Koven is a 12,142-foot (3,701 m) mountain in the Alaska Range, in Denali National Park and Preserve. Mount Eldridge lies to the northeast of Denali on Karstens Ridge, with Mount Carpe to the northeast on the Carpe Ridge extension of Denali's northeast buttress. Mount Koven overlooks the Great Icefall of Muldrow Glacier, with the west fork of Traleika Glacier to the east. It was named for Theodore G. Koven, who, while trying to rescue Allen Carpe (for whom Mount Carpe is named) from a crevasse in Muldrow Glacier, fell into the same crevasse and was killed while on the Rockefeller Cosmic Ray Expedition in May 1932.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Mount Koven". Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Koven". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. ^ "24". Decisions of the United States Geographic Board. General Printing Office. March 1, 1933. p. 2.