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Mount Doonerak

Quick Facts

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Location

67 ° 54' 17" N,
150 ° 37' 36" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Elevation

6870 ft (2093.98 m)

Uses

Mount Doonerak in Detail.

About

One of the highest in th Brooks Range, 32 mi SE of Anaktuvuk Pass and 38 mi N of Wiseman.

History

Named in 1929 by Marshall (1956,p.22). He wrote, "I called it 'Mattehorn of the Koyukuk.' Later I renamed it 'Doonerak.' The name 'Doonerak' I took from an Eskimo word which means 'a spirit', or, as they would translate it, 'a devil.'" It was first climbed June 30, 1952 by G. W. Beadle, Gunnar Bergman, and Alfred Tissieres. (Farguhar, 1959, p. 218)