kids encyclopedia robot

Atlantic Peak facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Atlantic Peak
Atlantic Peak - Popo Agie Wilderness.jpg
Atlantic Peak in February 2017
Highest point
Elevation 12,495 ft (3,808 m)
Prominence 2,130 ft (650 m)
Geography
Location Fremont and Sublette Counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Sweetwater Needles
Climbing
First ascent 1877 (George Chittenden, Edward Clymer, Frederic Endlich and Charles Howes)

Atlantic Peak (12,495 feet (3,808 m)) is located in the southern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Atlantic Peak sits along the Continental Divide, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) southeast of West Atlantic Peak.

Hazards

Encountering bears is a concern in the Wind River Range. There are other concerns as well, including bugs, wildfires, adverse snow conditions and nighttime cold temperatures.

Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), 2015 and 2018. Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain in 2005, and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.

kids search engine
Atlantic Peak Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.