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Abercrombie Mountain

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Location

61 ° 15' 5" N,
146 ° 7' 0.001" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Elevation

6827 ft (2080.87 m)

Fatalities

1

Abercrombie Mountain in Detail.

About

On E side of Valdez Glacier about 11.5 mi NNE of Valdez, Chugach Mountains.

History

Named in 1959 by Lawrence Nielsen for Captain William R. Abercrombie, USA, who led several expeditions in this area in 1884, 1898, and 1899.

Named after Captain William R. Abercrombie of the United States Army. Who spent much time in Valdez scouting routes and supporting prospectors who were ill equipped for the journey. He first arrived in 18 for surveying and was sent back in 1898 to finding an improved Valdez Trail. That would not require traveling up Valdez Glacier. During the Summer of 1899, Abercrombie returned to Alaska with the charge of creating the Trans-Alaska Military Road from Valdez to Fort Egbert. He was obliged to aid roughly 500 prospectors who had limited means through winter.

Fatalities

On March 17, 2020, 1 person died while ice climbing. Read More

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Places Near Abercrombie Mountain
Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Capes:

Dock Point,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

Abercrombie Shelf Glacier, Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, Don Glacier, Glacier G213685E61168N, Glacier G213723E61170N, Glacier G213740E61167N, Glacier G213756E61263N, Glacier G213767E61200N, Glacier G213767E61245N, Glacier G213770E61226N, Glacier G213777E61166N, Glacier G213778E61174N, Glacier G213780E61222N, Glacier G213804E61037N, Glacier G213881E61189N, Glacier G213883E61190N, Glacier G213898E61187N, Glacier G213934E61146N, Glacier G213935E61200N, Glacier G213952E61151N, Glacier G213964E61199N, Glacier G213981E61263N, Glacier G214001E61199N, Glacier G214019E61092N, Glacier G214024E61234N, Glacier G214042E61141N, Glacier G214053E61154N, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Klutina Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Sheep Creek Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Hills:

Horsethief Hill,

Routes:

Crystal Visions, Diamond in the Sky, Dire Straits, Fang Gully, Horsetail Falls (Ice Climb), Hung Jury, Jaws Wall, Kayaker's Delight, Mud Slide, My Three Rats, Necromancer, Ski Race, VAC,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Solomon Lake, Trap Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Alaska Guide Company - Office, Basin Cove, Cabell Chute, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Lookout Bowl, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, Black Mountain, Mount Brookfield, Camp Mountain, East Peak, Mount Evans, Mount Francis, Hogsback, Mount Mahlo, Mount Ourand, Mount Schrader, Sharp Peak, Sugarloaf Mountain, Townsend Peak, Valdez Summit, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Mount Bonet, Comstock, Embick, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Already Herd, Bicentennial, Bongo That Bitch, Brand New, Canadian Heat Wave, Cotter Unlimited, Danger Stranger, Dragon's Teeth, Dynosaur, The Firing Line, Gusel Jugs, Harristotle, Kentner's Mill, Leaf BlowersL, Ledgeway to Sleven, Lefty Lucy, People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul, Quartzsite's Strike, Reacharound, Redheaded Stepchild, Righty Tighty, Route number 2, Slabawooke, The Nose Knows, Your Favorite Weapon,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Brevier Creek, Brown Creek, Browns Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Browns Creek Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, East Peak Access Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, Hogsback Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, Pack Trail of 1899, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Goat Gully, Keystone Canyon, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,

Waterfalls:

Horsetail Falls,