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| Tanaga volcano from the north
(photo by Ron Bujok)

Tanaga Volcano
    5925 ft (1806 m) .
Location: Northwest tip of Tanaga Island
in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Lat / Long: 51.9° N, 178.1° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active, last eruption 1914
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: about 5900 ft (1800 m)
Administration:   Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge



Tanaga Island is one of the larger islands in the central Aleutians, and it is crowned at its northwest tip by a small chain of active stratovolcanoes, Sajaka, Tanaga, and Takawangha. Tanaga Volcano, itself a double cone, is the highest of the three and the highest point in the western Aleutians. Tanaga has been historically active, with several eruptions since the mid-18th century. Numerous coves and bays along the coast of the uninhabited island should offer a choice of landing sites for any visiting party.

Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Tanaga
    Alaska Volcano Observatory
    Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
   
   
Topographic map of Tanaga (1:250,000 scale)
    from USGS Gareloi Island and Adak
    <click to enlarge>



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


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