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Mount Alice
Mt. Alice across Resurrection Bay.jpg
Mount Alice, southwest aspect
Highest point
Elevation 5,318 ft (1,621 m)
Prominence 1,247 ft (380 m)
Location Chugach National Forest
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Alaska, United States
Parent range Kenai Mountains
Topo map USGS Seward A-7
First ascent 1963 by V. Hoeman, D. Hilt, and D. Johnston
Easiest route Mountaineering, Southwest Face

Mount Alice is a 5,318-foot (1,621 m) mountain summit located in the Kenai Mountains, in the U.S. state of Alaska. The peak is situated in Chugach National Forest, rising one vertical mile above the Resurrection River and Resurrection Bay, and 6.2 mi (10 km) northeast of Seward, Alaska, from where it appears as the most prominent peak on the skyline. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1983 by the United States Geological Survey to honor Alice Lowell Scheffler (1879-1965), the daughter of Franklin G. Lowell, who with his family were the first homesteaders to settle the Seward area in 1883.


The first ascent of the peak was made in 1963 by John Vincent Hoeman, David Johnston, and D. Hilt. The standard route is via the southwest face which entails steep snow and traditional class 5.0 rock climbing.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Alice is located in a subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. This climate supports a spruce and hemlock forest on the lower western slopes, and the massive Godwin Glacier on the eastern side of the mountain. May and June are the best months for climbing in terms of favorable weather.

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