Information About

Aneegulgit

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 31' 60" N,
170 ° 25' 60" W

Region

Nome (CA)

Elevation

833 ft (253.9 m)

Uses

Aneegulgit in Detail.

About

very narrow, on S slope of Kookooligit Mts., 42 mi. SE of Gambell, St. Lawrence I.; 20 miles long.

History

Eskimo name often recorded as "Anigulgit", meaning "perpetual snow"; published by the University of Alaska in 1932. The prevailing north wind has drifted snow into a bank often reaching more than 150 ft high along a south-facing cliff. This permanent snowbank furnishes fresh water to several south-flowing streams.