See the Main ORS Page or the Explanation Page for general notes on ORS and reduced ORS (RORS).
(In this table I restrict myself to US and non-arctic Canada because I do not yet have good maps or data for Baffin Island and the other Arctic islands of Canada. Baffin is likely to have some peaks and/or features which would make this list. On the other hand, Mexico almost certainly does not have any peaks which would make this list.)
|1||St. Elias||St. Elias||1334||1334||5489||FA 1897
|FA Luigi Amadeo di Savoia (Duke of Abruzzi),
Vittorio Sella, et al.
FWA D Briggs G Heaton, J Reichert
SA D Molenaar, C Molenaar, A Kauffman, B Kauffman, Miller, Latady, Ferris (Harvard)
|2||Denali (McKinley)||Alaska||1243||1242||6194||FA 1913
|FA H Stuck, H Karstens, W Harper, (R Tatum?)
FWA A Davidson, R Genet, D Johnston
FS N Uemura
|3||Logan||St. Elias||1172||1130||5959||FA 1925||FA A. MacCarthy, H. Lambar, W. Foster, N. Read|
|4||Sanford||Wrangell||1126||1123||4949||FA 1938||FA T Moore, B Washburn|
|5||Mount Foraker||Alaska||1132||992||5304|| FA 1934
| FA C Houston, T G Brown, C Waterston
FWA S Tandy, G Tandy
SA J Richardson, J Duenwald
|6||Vancouver (***)||St. Elias||1028||990||4785||FA 1949
|FA W Hainsworth, N Odell, R McCarter, A Robertson, (W Wood?)
SA Alford, J V Hoeman et al
|7||Fairweather||St. Elias||977||969||4663||FA 1931
|FA A Carpe, T Moore, W Ladd, A Taylor
SA Canadian Centennial Expedition
|8||University Peak||St. Elias||965||958||4411||FA 1956
|FA L Blumer, S Brooks, K Hart, T Kelley, G Reynolds, N Sanders
SA D Kost, P Claus, R Homberger, D Staeheli
No WA, No Solo (as of 2001)
|9||Augusta||St. Elias||1032||952||4289||FA 1952
|FA P Schoening et al
SA M Carlson, G Foweraker, J Marshall, D Serl
|10||Robson||Rockies||945||945||3954||FA 1913||FA W. Foster; A. McCarthy; C. Kain|
|11||Hayes||Alaska||930||925||4216||FA 1941||FA Bradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn, S Hendricks, W Shand, (H S Hall Jr, B Ferris, R Montgomery?)|
|12||Crillon||St. Elias||971||923||3879||FA 1934
|FA B Washburn, H A Carter
SA L Adkins, M Adkins, R Benedict, J Buckley, B Tickell
|13||Hesperus||Revelation||865||862||2996||FA 1985||FA J Lesueur, K Swanson, S Spaulding|
|FA Dora Keen, G.W. Handy
FWA A Ward, G Tandy, S Tandy, J Pinamont, D Pahlke
|15||Devils Thumb||Stikine Icecap||828||828||2767||FA 1947 (Main)||FA F Beckey, Craig, Schmidtke|
|FRA 1870 (Main)
FWA 1922 (")
SA 1870 (")
|FRA H Stevens, P Van Trump (Main)
FWA Jean Landry, Jacques Landry, J Bergues, C Perryman (")
SA S Emmons, A Wilson (")
|17||Bryce||Rocky||817||816||3507||FA 1902||FA J Outram, C Kaufmann|
|FA F Beckey, H Harrer, H Meybohm
SA P Condran, M Hottman, B Okonek, D Pettigrew, P Stuart, T Wheeler
|19||Chutine Peak||Coast Range||815||813||2903||FA ???||FA ???|
|20||Wilbur||St. Elias||903||812||3298||FA 1975||FA D Jones, C Gerhardt, C McKibben|
|21||Mount Salisbury||St. Elias||931||796||3709||FA 1977||FA J Nelson, S Swenson, J Eberharter, G Thompson|
|FA L Terray et al
SA D Roberts et al (Harvard)
|FA D Fisher, B Washburn
FWA 1979 R Cowles, B Okonek
|24||Hubbard||St. Elias||798||765||4576||FA 1951
||FA W Wood et al
|25||Lucania||St. Elias||782||757||5226||FA 1937||FA B Washburn, R Bates|
"Location" gives the name of the range in which the peak lies.
ORS, RORS and Elevation values are in meters (click here for explanation of the units of ORS).
FA is first ascent, FWA is first winter ascent, FS is first solo, SA is second ascent.
If an unrecorded first ascent is a good possibility, I use "FRA" for first recorded ascent instead of FA.
A single asterisk refers to the notes below.
I have highlighted the Contiguous US peaks in green and (non-border) Canadian peaks in red.
Peak names are linked to external web pages or pictures.
(*) General Note: the ORS of a peak is calculated from a reference point on the peak which may not be the main (highest) summit. Instead the reference point is chosen to give the best ORS, i.e. it is the point on the peak with the "most impressive view." It is also usually a harder climb than the main summit.
This is true in the case of Mount Rainier. Liberty Cap is the northernmost peak on the broad top of Rainier. It is fairly pointy and stands atop the Willis Wall (the premier alpine North Face in the lower 48) and the Sunset Amphitheater, also a steep face. By contrast, Columbia Crest, the main summit, is gentle and sits well away from any steep face.
There are a few other cases in the table where the best reference point is not exactly at the main summit, but is not far away, and I have not made any special notation of these.
(***) Note on Mt. Vancouver: the summit (and optimal reference point) of Vancouver is entirely within Canada. The nearby border summit is called "Good Neighbor Peak."
See the Main ORS Page for general acknowledgements. The Canadian CDED data and the online BC basemap were very useful for the Canadian peaks.
Much of the ascent data is from
the American Alpine Journal. I got great information from the American Alpine
Club Library, where they used the AAJ, the Canadian Alpine Journal, and the
book Alaska : A Climbing Guide
by Michael Wood and Colby Coombs, published by Mountaineers Books in 2001.
For the Canadian peaks, most of the ascent data is from www.bivouac.com, the Canadian Mountaineering Encyclopedia.
The books High Alaska by Jonathan Waterman and Mt. McKinley by Fred Beckey were quite helpful, as was personal communication from Steve Gruhn. I also found a lot of information on www.skimountaineer.com and www.mcak.org (the Mountaineering Club of Alaska site).
Any comments or questions are very welcome: