Mt. Atkinson

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Mt.Atkinson is the prominent peak at the head of Goddard Canyon on the Le Conte Divide just above Martha Lake. It was named for Richard Atkinson, a Scoutmaster and Explorer Leader who was killed while descending from the summit of Mt. University on April 13, 1974. The first known ascent of the peak was in August of 1984 by members of his Explorer Post. I classify this as the known ascent as there was evidence that some one had been there before. A summit register is now on the summit enclosed in a zip lock bag.

Elevation (feet): 12,241
Elevation (meters): 3,731
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1984
Nearest major airport: Fresno
Convenient Center: Fresno

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #13722 - by Scott Allen on Apr 21, 2000
    This peak was named for our Scoutmaster who was killed descending the north face of University Peak in April 1974. We summited this very out of the way peak on our 3rd attempt. (In 1981 we had...