Mount Redoubt (Washington)

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Mount Redoubt
Mount Redoubt is located in Washington (state)
Mount Redoubt
Mount Redoubt
Location in Washington
Highest point
Elevation 8,969 ft (2,734 m) [1]
Prominence 1,649 ft (503 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°57′29″N 121°18′06″W / 48.9581844°N 121.3018°W / 48.9581844; -121.3018Coordinates: 48°57′29″N 121°18′06″W / 48.9581844°N 121.3018°W / 48.9581844; -121.3018[2]
Location North Cascades National Park, Whatcom County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range North Cascades, Skagit Range
First ascent 1930 by Jimmy Cherry and Bob Ross[3]

Mount Redoubt is a mountain in the North Cascades range in Whatcom County, Washington state. The peak is located 3.0 miles (5 km) to the Canada–US border, 16.3 miles (26 km) east-northeast of Mount Shuksan. It is the 21st highest peak in the state, with a height of 8,956 feet (2,730 m) and a prominence of 1,649 feet (503 m).[4] Redoubt is in the Skagit Range, a sub-range of the North Cascades, in the Custer-Chilliwack Group which includes Mount Spickard, Mount Redoubt, Mount Custer and Mox Peaks, among others.[5] Redoubt, Bear, and Depot creeks drain off the mountain, which is composed of Skagit gneiss.[6] Mount Redoubt is listed as one of the "Classic Eight Peaks" in the North Cascades.[7]

The mountain lies within the Stephen Mather Wilderness of North Cascades National Park, in remote terrain far from human settlement and difficult to access. It was first climbed in 1930, by Jimmy Cherry and Bob Ross.[3] The nearest higher peak is Mount Spickard, (8,979 ft or 2,737 m), which is 2.9 miles (4.7 km) to the east-northeast.[1] Spickard's prominence is much greater than Redoubt's.[8] The Redoubt Glacier lies on the eastern slopes of the peak and smaller unnamed glaciers lie to the north.

There is a smaller mountain 2.9 miles (4.7 km) northwest of Mount Redoubt called Nodoubt Peak, whose name is a play on the larger mountain's name. Nodoubt Peak was named by a group of geologists who climbed the peak in 1967.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Redoubt". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Mount Redoubt". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Beckey, Fred W. (2009). Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River (3rd ed.). Mountaineers Books. pp. 141–144. ISBN 978-1-59485-136-0. 
  4. ^ Howbert, Jeff. "Washington 100 Highest Peaks". The Northwest Peakbaggers Asylum. 
  5. ^ "Custer-Chilliwack Group". 
  6. ^ "Mount Redoubt". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Mountaineers Everett Classic Eight". 
  8. ^ "Mount Spickard, Washington". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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