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Mount Nesselrode (Boundary Peak 98)  Alaska/British Columbia   #3122
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Boundary Ranges / Juneau Icefield

Height: 2474 m -> 8117 feet
Prominence?: 924 m above Elephant Pass
Line Parent?: Nelles Peak (28.9 km away, at bearing 127 degrees)
Greater Parent: Nelles Peak (29.0 km away)

Location:   58.96220,-134.31360     58:57:44, -134:18:49   8V 539478 6536046 (71 km SE of Haines).   AreaCode: FN84/JD61
One of the highest peaks in the Juneau Icefield southwest of Atlin Lake. Topozone gives 8105 ft; data above is BC Provincial Basemap (TRIM/STRM). Aside from being a marker for the international boundary, Nesselrode is also the far northeastern corner-point of the City and Borough of Juneau, and the southeastern corner-point of the Borough of Haines.

Name Notes: Mt. Nesselrode was named during Russian American times for Count Karl Vasilieyvich Robert Nesselrode 1780-1862. He was a Russian statesman of German descent. He was Russian secretary of state in 1840, under Czar Alexander I. His efforts to expand Russian influence in the E Mediterranean at the expense of the Ottoman Empire and his miscalculations of British and French tolerance of this policy contributed decisively to the outbreak of the Crimean War.

Neselrode's name today is most remembered for several dishes named after him, most based on chestnuts. The most famous and popular of these is the Nesselrode Pudding, which is a puree of chestnuts with sweet egg custard, frozen and poured into a mold and then decorated with glaceed fruits (and chestnuts), then steamed and served with fruit syrup or maraschino liqueur. Typically a Nesselrode Pudding is a large, even mountainously-presented dessert, often a centrepiece for a fancy dessert table.

Trips within 1 km
37 1999.05.15 Juneau Icefield Ski Traverse Dave Williams


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4 Vintage Govt Aerial Of Nunatak On Llewellyn Glacier, Juneau Icefield Mike Cleven