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| Aerial view of Gareloi volcano from the southwest
(U.S. Navy photo)

Mount Gareloi
    5160 ft (1573 m) .
Location: Gareloi Island
in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Lat / Long: 51.8° N, 178.8° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active, last eruption 1990
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 5000 ft (1500 m)
Administration:   Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge



Gareloi is a small stratovolcano about two-thirds of the way out in the Aleutian Islands, with the volcanic cone occupying the entire nearly-circular 6 mile (10 km) wide island. Gareloi remains quite active, and more than a dozen eruptions have been recorded since the mid-18th century. There are no protected harbors along the shore, so Gareloi is rarely visited and landing a boat on the beach is likely to be difficult except in optimum weather conditions. But the lure of a spring ski run of nearly a vertical mile straight down to the ocean shore should be enough to entice some intrepid adventurers.

Some useful links:  

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



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


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