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Mount Seattle
Hubbard Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve (6808652231).jpg
Mount Seattle above Hubbard Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 10,350 ft (3,150 m)
Prominence 5,494 ft (1,675 m)
Location Yakutat, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Saint Elias Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Saint Elias A-4
First ascent Fred Beckey team, 1966

Mount Seattle is a 10,350-foot (3,150 m) peak in the Saint Elias Mountains of Alaska in the United States. It was named for the city of Seattle, home of the "camp hands" of a 19th-century National Geographic Society–United States Geological Survey scientific expedition to the Hubbard Glacier and Mount Saint Elias. It is called the "most prominent Alaskan coastal peak" and blocks sight of larger inland peaks, even Mount Logan nearly twice its height.

It was first ascended in May 1966 by Fred Beckey, Eric Bjornstad and four other climbers.

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