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Alaska Range

Region(s): North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (Yukon)
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Max. Elevation: 6 194 m / 20 322 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 404 miles / 650 km
Average Width: 100 miles / 62 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Alaska Range
Max. Elevation: 6 194 m / 20 322 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (Yukon)
Activity type: Please update
Starting Point: 62.01701799883757
-153.017578125
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 1 000-1 500 m / 3 281-4 921 ft
Average Length: 404 miles / 650 km
Average Width: 100 miles / 62 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
Convenience Center(s): Anchorage
National
Park(s):
Denali National Park and Preserve, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Location

North America, United States (USA): (Alaska), Canada: (Yukon)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).

     

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

     

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Last update: (01 Jul 2015) • History
Dmitry Sidorov

 Dmitry Sidorov 

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