AINA Peak Yukon Territory #15003
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Icefield Ranges
Height: 5630 m -> 18471 feet
Prominence?: 130 m
Line Parent?: Prospector's Peak (1.4 km away, at bearing 135 degrees)
Greater Parent: Prospector's Peak (1.0 km away)
Location: 60.60883,-140.53017 60:36:32, -140:31:49 7V 525723 6719311 (7 km NE of King Peak). NTS Mapsheet: 115.C.10 AreaCode: GO00/GF03
| This peak is #6 on the Height List for Yukon Territory .AINA Peak is located on the northwest side of the 5500-m col that you must cross when climbing Mount Logan's main summit via the standard King Trench route. The summit of AINA Peak can be gained via its easy east face. |
Name Notes: AINA means Arctic Institute of North America, a research and educational organization at the University of Calgary. For years AINA operated a high altitude research station near this peak. The institute used this camp from 1967-1979 to conduct several high-altitude physiological experiments that were led by Charles Houston. A book called "Going High and Going Higher" was published detailing the results of the experiments. This campsite was also used by the institute in 1948 to conduct an experiment called "Project Snow Cornice". Individuals at AINA have produced a map of the Mount Logan area, attaching various informal names to some of the subpeaks of Mount Logan. However, these names are not officially labelled on the 1:50,000.
1. East Face Steep snow. From the AINA-Prospectors col via the King Trench Route. AINA Peak is located across a col from Prospectors Peak and can easily be climbed from the plateau.
Equipment: Ice axe, crampons
Trips within 1 km
48 2001.05.04 Loganberry Expedition: Part 1 -- Introduction (1 of 7) Rick Collier
116 1998.05.04 The Logan Dissolution - Solo Climb of Mount Logan Fred Touche
31 1900.01.01 Logan - King Trench Route Fred Touche
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