Aello Peak


Aello Peak

Infobox Mountain
Name = Aello Peak
Elevation = convert|14445|ft|m|0
Location = Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
Range = Saint Elias Mountains
Prominence = convert|1495|ft|m|0|abbr=on
Coordinates = coord|61|21|53|N|141|54|24|W|type:mountain_region:US|display=inline,title
Topographic
USGS McCarthy B-2 Quadrangle
First ascent = 1967 by Benton, Boulton, Hagihara, Matsumoto, McBee, Ono, Randall, Staley
Easiest route = snow/glacier climb
Location map
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lat_deg=61|lat_min=21|lat_sec=53|lat_dir=N
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caption=Location in Alaska

Aello Peak is the highest peak of a mountain group called The Twaharpies, just west of Mount Bona in the Saint Elias Range of Alaska. While not highly significant in terms of prominence or isolation (it is just convert|5|mi|km|0|abbr=on west of the summit of Mount Bona), it has a tremendous south face. From the summit, this face drops convert|7000|ft|m|-1 in just over 1 mile (1.6 km), and convert|8500|ft|m|-1|abbr=on in less than 2.5 miles (4 km). In terms of vertical relief and steepness, this is one of the major faces in North America.

The Twaharpies also include two other named summits, Ocypete Peak and Celeno Peak, to the southwest of Aello Peak.Other summits of the Mount Bona massif include University Peak, also a peak with huge, steep relief, and Mount Churchill, a higher but much gentler peak.

References

* [http://www.americanalpineclub.org American Alpine Club] Library

External links

* [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=61.3648&lon=-141.9006&size=l&symshow=n&datum=nad83&layer=DRG250&s=250 Aello Peak on Topozone]
* [http://bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=27595 Aello Peak on bivouac.com]


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