Talk:Mount Bona

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Elevation[edit]

It would be nice to get a definitive height for this peak; the uncertainty is much larger than it should be for a major peak in the United States. But reputable sources give widely varying accounts. --Spireguy 03:22, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Yes, I was unable to find the source for the current elevation and prominence given in the infobox. It's probably given by one of the non-web references. The few online sources I checked all had different values. RedWolf (talk) 20:42, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Just to beat the dead dog a little more here is what I found.
Bivouac.com – Elevation: 5045 m 16552 ft Prominence: 2095 m
Peakbagger.com – Elevation: 5029+ m 16500+ ft Prominence: 2072 m 6800 ft
PeakList.org – Elevation: 16500 ft Prominence: 6800 ft
SummitPost – Elevation 16421 ft 5005 m
So SummitPost wins as the source used for elevation for what its worth. Counting 100 ft map contours on the topo map you can see that the cartographer thought it was over 16500 feet. The webmaster at Peakbagger in an email said he gets his elevations form the topo maps so we know he is in the ballpark. And maybe Bivouac isn't so far off. Then again its a snow covered peak all year. The snowpack could vary by a tens of feet depending on what time of year you happen to look. I'm going to think about it some more. --DRoll (talk) 11:54, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • I found list from the Park Service that seems reliable. It agrees with the SummitPost. It gives the elevation of Mount Churchill 15,638 feet so it is NGVD 29. I added a citation. I also commented out the prominence given until we find a source. --DRoll (talk) 18:58, 6 January 2009 (UTC)