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Range Name(s): Alaska Range, La chaîne d’Alaska, Хребет Аляска, Аляскинский Хребет     Geology: Tectonic
Max. Elevation: 6 194 m / 20 322 ft     Snow Line: 1 000-1 500 m / 3 281-4 921 ft
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 404 miles / 650 km
Location: United States (USA): Alaska; Canada: Yukon;     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 62°1'1.265''N
-153°-1'-3.281''W
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Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC);
National Park(s): Denali National Park and Preserve; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; Lake Clark National Park and Preserve;     Convenience Center(s): Anchorage;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

Alaska is millions acres of wild land, bisected by very few ribbons of roads. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 6 195 metres (20 320 feet) Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.

DESCRIPTION Edit

The Alaska Range curved like an arc from west to east. Center of the arc is the most northern part of the range. High latitude is the reason for the low temperature and polar night in winter. The weather is very unpredictable here because the range is an exactly the area where warm and moist Pacific air meet the Arctic cold breath.

LOCATION Edit

The Alaska Range extends from Lake Clark in the south-west to the River White at the Canadian Yukon Territory in the south-east. The Pacific Ocean is on the south side of the arc.

North America, United States (USA): Alaska

North America, United States (USA): Alaska

North America, United States (USA): Alaska

  • Denali
  • Mountaineering - 21 Day(s)
  • 15 Apr - 31 Jul
  • Tough/ Extreme 
  • 11 people climbed it

North America, United States (USA):

  • Denali
  • Mountaineering - 0
  • 15 Apr - 15 Jul
  • Extreme 
  • 0 people climbed it

North America, United States (USA): Alaska

  • Denali
  • Mountaineering - 21 Day(s)
  • 15 Apr - 31 Jul
  • Extreme+ 
  • 0 people climbed it

United States (USA):

  • 15 May 2009 - 13 Jun 2009
  • Denali(6195 m)
  • West Buttress

DID YOU KNOW (3) Edit Add

• Alaska Range is the highest in the world outside of Asia (Himalaya) and the South America (Andes).

 

• Alaska Range is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and the Denali Fault that runs along the southern edge of the Range. However there are no any volcanoes in the Range.

 

• Climbers often underestimate the seriousness and complexity of the Alaska Range mountains. Due to the harsh weather conditions, severe frosts and dangerous glaciers climbing in Alaska can be compared to climbing in the Himalaya above 7500 meters (24 000 feet).

 

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