Mount Nesselrode

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Mount Nesselrode
Boundary Peak 98
Highest point
Elevation8,117 ft (2,474 m)
Prominence3,031 ft (924 m)
Coordinates58°57′44″N 134°18′49″W / 58.96222°N 134.31361°W / 58.96222; -134.31361Coordinates: 58°57′44″N 134°18′49″W / 58.96222°N 134.31361°W / 58.96222; -134.31361
Geography
LocationStikine Region, British Columbia
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska


Mount Nesselrode, also known as Boundary Peak 98, 2,474 metres (8,117 ft) prominence: 924 m (3,031 ft), is a peak in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains, located on and in part defining the border between British Columbia, Canada and Alaska, United States. About 40 miles north of Juneau[1] to the west of the lower Stikine River and in the heart of the Stikine Icecap in Juneau Icefield southwest of Atlin Lake, it is also the corner point of Alaska's Haines Borough and Juneau Borough.[2]

It was named in 1924 on 100 year anniversary of the Russo-American Treaty of 1824 in honour of Karl Nesselrode,[3] also known as Charles de Nesselrode, then Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a plenipotentiary in the negotiations which produced the Russo-American Treaty of 1824. That treaty defined the boundary between Russian America and US claims to the Oregon Country and was mirrored in a parallel treaty with the British the next year, defining 54°40′north as the southward limit of Russian possessions.

The first ascent of Mount Nesselrode was made in August 1973. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Nesselrode". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  2. ^ Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
  3. ^ "Mount Nesselrode". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ "North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Nesselrode, Northern Boundary Range". American Alpine Club. Retrieved 2018-05-18. The American Alpine Journal, Volume 18, Number 2, Issue 47, 1973, Page 413