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| Recheshnoi viewed from the west, August 1985
(photo by C. Nye, Alaska DGGS)   <click to enlarge>

Mount Recheshnoi   (Recheschnoi)
    6510 ft (1984 m) .
Location: Umnak Island
in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Lat / Long: 53.2° N, 168.5° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Dormant
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 6300 ft (1900 m)
Administration:   Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge



Recheshnoi is an older, eroded, and heavily glaciated volcano located about 6 miles (10 km) east of Vsevidof on Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutians. Although considerably larger than its neighbor and almost certainly loftier when in its prime, the upper portions of Recheshnoi's cone have now been removed by glacial erosion over the past several thousand years since eruptive activity ceased, and nine active valley glaciers continue to grind away at its remains. A large zone of hot springs and geysers can be found in the valley near Geyser Bight, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the summit. Umnak is a large island, over 70 miles (100 km) in length, with a native village at Nikolski near the southwest end about 20 miles (30 km) from Recheshnoi. The landing strip here provides the best access to the island and its volcanoes, and floatplane or boat landings could also be attempted in the bays closer to the volcanoes in fair weather. All transportation options start from the nearest city which is Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island, about 100 miles (160 km) to the northeast.

Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Recheschnoi
    Alaska Volcano Observatory
    Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
   
   
Topographic map of Vsevidof and Recheshnoi (1:250,000 scale)
    from USGS Umnak
    <click to enlarge>



      More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


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