Mountain

Mount Hunter (4 442 m / 14 574 ft)

Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Activity type: Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): South Summit (4 257 m /13 967 feet), Main Summit (4 442 m /14 574 feet)
Elevation: 4 442 m / 14 574 ft
Cost of climbing: N/D
Image of Mount Hunter (4 442 m / 14 574 ft)
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Mountain Name(s):
Mount Hunter, Begguya, Hunter, Хантер
Elevation:
4 442 m / 14 574 ft
Summit(s):
South Summit (4 257 m /13 967 feet), Main Summit (4 442 m /14 574 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing
Location:
North America, United States (USA): (Alaska)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range:
First Ascent:
??/7/1954 Henry Meybohm , Heinrich Harrer (Austria), Fred Beckey (USA)
Geology:
Tectonic
Snow line:
1 500 m / 4 921 ft
Prominence:
4 633 m / 15 200 ft
Isolation:
11 m / 7 ft
Climbing Season(s):
15 Apr-15 Jul;
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Airport(s):
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Location

North America, United States (USA): (Alaska)

Route

Location: North America, United States (USA):

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    "Mount Hunter is a siren. Its seductive song captivated me the fist time I heard it. I have thrown aside logic and maybe even reason to try to climb it. I am not alone in this bewitchment.  Those of us who have been drawn to Mt. Hunter have never been the same. Few successful ascents have been achieved without epics; many have come to disaster on its sides. Yet the mountain is not malevolent. It sings the song it was meant to sing. Only our passion, our curiosity and our hubris make us vulnerable to the pull. The song Mt. Hunter sings is that of possibility...And it is possibility combined with vision and courage that has always been the hallmark of a great ascent" -Scott Backes, an American mountaineer, Alpinist 9.
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    Mount Hunter has a complex structure: it is topped by a large, low-angled glacier plateau, connecting the North (Main) Summit and the South Summit (13,965 feet/4,257 m). Long, corniced ridges extend in various directions; between them are exceptionally steep faces. Mt Hunter is the steepest and most technical of the three great peaks in Denali National Park due to its steep faces and corniced ridges. With the status of being the hardest 14,000 ft mountain in North America, few people attempt the climb and less than 40% typically succeed. This iconic abutment in the Alaska Range houses half a dozen routes. Gaining the higher north peak is difficult by any route and requires the utmost in stamina, fortitude, and perseverance. Climbing West Ridge is a combination of expedition and alpine climbing strategies.
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    • North America 14000 foot Peaks 
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    Located in the central, highest part of the Alaskan mountains, 13 kilometers from Denali, 200 km from Anchorage, 85 of Talkeetna.
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    Transfer from Anchorage to Talkeetna (70-90$) one way. With air taxi from the airport near Talkeetna village. Several companies - carriers are operating there. Round-trip ticket will cost approximately 400-500 dollars.
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    Climbers must pay the Denali National Park entrance fee of $10 per individual
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Last update: Anastasia Pivnyuk (13 Nov 2016) • History

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