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Mount Ansel Adams
Highest point
Elevation 11,766+ ft (3586+ m) NAVD 88
Geography
Location Yosemite National Park
Madera County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Lyell
Climbing
First ascent July 11, 1934 by Glen Dawson, Jack Riegelhuth and Neil Ruge
Easiest route Exposed scramble, class 3

Mount Ansel Adams is a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California. At an elevation of 11,766 ft (3586 m). the summit is in Yosemite National Park near the park's eastern boundary. It lies 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast of Foerster Peak and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west-southwest of Electra Peak at the head of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River. It was named in 1985 for Ansel Adams, the preeminent landscape photographer, conservationist, and member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club, a role he maintained for 37 years.

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