- Aello Peak
Name = Aello Peak
Elevation = convert|14445|ft|m|0
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska
Saint Elias Mountains
Prominence = convert|1495|ft|m|0|abbr=on
Coordinates = coord|61|21|53|N|141|54|24|W|type:mountain_region:US|display=inline,title
USGS McCarthy B-2 Quadrangle
First ascent =
1967by Benton, Boulton, Hagihara, Matsumoto, McBee, Ono, Randall, Staley
Easiest route = snow/glacier climbLocation map
Alaska| label=Aello Peak
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caption=Location in Alaska
Aello Peak is the highest peak of a mountain group called The Twaharpies, just west of
Mount Bonain the Saint Elias Rangeof Alaska. While not highly significant in terms of prominenceor isolation (it is just convert|5|mi|km|0|abbr=on west of the summit of Mount Bona), it has a tremendous south face. From the summit, this face drops convert|7000|ft|m|-1 in just over 1 mile (1.6 km), and convert|8500|ft|m|-1|abbr=on in less than 2.5 miles (4 km). In terms of vertical reliefand steepness, this is one of the major faces in North America.
The Twaharpies also include two other named summits, Ocypete Peak and Celeno Peak, to the southwest of Aello Peak.Other summits of the Mount Bona massif include University Peak, also a peak with huge, steep relief, and
Mount Churchill, a higher but much gentler peak.
* [http://www.americanalpineclub.org American Alpine Club] Library
* [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=61.3648&lon=-141.9006&size=l&symshow=n&datum=nad83&layer=DRG250&s=250 Aello Peak on Topozone]
* [http://bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=27595 Aello Peak on bivouac.com]
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