Crevasse rescue training at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Dean Carman.

Climbers on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

The Matanuska Glacier as viewed from Mt. Wickersham.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

The Scandinavia Peaks Hut sits among the magnificent Scandinavian peaks of the Matanuska Glacier area.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Western Chugach 21 7,000-foot Summits

The Western Chugach Mountains are separated from the rest of the Chugach Mountains by the Knik River, Lake George, and the Twentymile River. This range, which includes all of Chugach State Park, has 21 summits with an elevation over 7,000 feet. Since two of these peaks (Icicle Peak and Benevolent Peak) lack 500 feet of prominence, they are generally not considered true summits, but are included for historical significance. In other words, the first people to accomplish this milestone included these "named" peaks.

No. Peak Elevation in feet
1 Bashful Peak 8005
2 Baleful Peak 7990
3 Bellicose Peak 7640
4 Hunter's Peak 7549
5 Mount Yukla 7535
6 Mount Rumble 7530
7 Bold Peak 7522
8 Troublesome Peak 7465
9 Mount West Kiliak 7450
10 Mount Beelzebub 7280
11 Mountaineer's Peak 7265
12 Devil's Club Peak 7240
13 Benign Peak 7235
14 Mount Soggy 7190
15 East Kiliak Peak 7150
16 Whiteout Peak 7135
17 Benevolent Peak^ 7126
18 Insignificant Peak 7053
19 Icicle Peak^ 7050
20 Peril Peak 7040
21 Korohusk Peak 7030

^ Denotes named peaks that are not true summits

The following people are known to have climbed all 21 7,000 footers:

Name / Year Completed

  • Willy Hersman / 1990
  • Jim Sayler / 1993
  • Richard Baranow / 1997
  • Wendy Sanem / 1997
  • Tom Choate /1999 (Climbed all true summits and Icicle Peak)
  • Kneely Taylor / 2002
  • Niles Woods / 2003
  • Karen Cafmeyer / 2003
  • Wayne Todd / 2006
  • Dave Hart / 2017

To report corrections or additions to this list, please email the Webmaster.





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