The Alaska Range extends for about 400 arcing miles in South Central Alaska, separating the coastal regions from the tundra prairies of the interior. It is an icy range, with ice-covered slopes and summits, and extensive glaciers flowing primarily southeast. The range continues southwest as the Aleutian Range. Dominant in the Alaska range is Mount McKinley (20,320 ft.), the highest mountain in North America.
The severity of these Arctic mountains is often underestimated by climbers from outside the region. The weather is some of the worst in the world, since the range forms a barrier between the warm damp Pacific air and the cold interior. Although the best weather usually comes in April and May, conditions are potentially dangerous year-round.
Peaks of Alaska Range
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Avalanche Spire - 9530 ft./2905 m.
- Fang Mountain - 6736 ft./2053 m.
- Golgotha - 8107 ft./2471 m.
- Gravel Mountian - 6705 ft./2044 m.
- Hesperus - 9828 ft./2996 m.
- Icefall - 8000 ft./2438 m.
- Moose's Tooth - 10335 ft./3150 m.
- Mount Deborah - 12339 ft./3761 m.
- Mount Foraker - 17400 ft./5304 m.
- Mount Hayes - 13832 ft./4216 m.
- Mount Hunter - 14573 ft./4442 m.
- Mount Huntington - 12240 ft./3730 m.
- Mount McGinnis - 11400 ft./3 m.
- Mount McKinley - 20320 ft./6194 m.
- mount pendleton - 7840 ft./2390 m.
- Mount Silvertip - 9400 ft./2865 m.
- Mount Torbert - 11413 ft.
- Peak 8100 - 8100 ft./2469 m.
- Peak 8620 - 8620 ft./2627 m.
- Scott Peak - 8828 ft./2691 m.
- Silverthrone - 13220 ft./4030 m.
- White Princess - 9850 ft./3002 m.