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Emperor Peak
Emperor Peak Juneau Icefield.jpg
Emperor Peak centered, from southeast
(Princess Peak left, Taku Towers right)
Highest point
Elevation 6,805 ft (2,074 m)
Prominence 1,705 ft (520 m)
Isolation 4.32 mi (6.95 km)
Parent peak The Snow Towers
Emperor Peak is located in Alaska
Emperor Peak
Emperor Peak
Location in Alaska
Location Tongass National Forest
Juneau Borough
Alaska, United States
Parent range Coast Mountains
Boundary Ranges
Juneau Icefield
Topo map USGS Juneau C-2

Emperor Peak is a 6,805 ft (2,070 m) glaciated mountain summit located in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains, in the U.S. state of Alaska. Emperor Peak is situated in the Taku Range of the Juneau Icefield, 20 mi (32 km) north of Juneau, and 1.2 mi (2 km) south-southwest of Taku Towers, on land managed by Tongass National Forest. The Taku Range is a north–south trending ridge on the edge of the Taku Glacier. This mountain was named in 1964 by members of the Juneau Icefield Research Project, and officially adopted in 1965 by the U.S. Geological Survey


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Emperor Peak is located in a subpolar oceanic climate zone, with long, cold, snowy winters, and cool summers. Weather systems coming off the Gulf of Alaska are forced upwards by the Coast Mountains (orographic lift), causing heavy precipitation in the form of rainfall and snowfall. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. The month of July offers the most favorable weather to view or climb Emperor Peak. 

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