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Range Name(s): Wrangell Mountains, Горы Врангеля     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 4 839 m / 15 876 ft     Snow Line: 1 000-1 500 m / 3 281-4 921 ft
Region(s): North America     Average Length: 124 miles / 200 km
Location: United States (USA): Alaska;     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 61°51'27.382''N
-143°-15'-2.637''W
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Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Fairbanks International Airport (FAI); Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC);
National Park(s): Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve;     Convenience Center(s): Anchorage;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park is a park for wilderness-oriented activities. Travel services and facilities are limited. This is an adventure for the fans of untouched nature and strenuous hiking in very remote areas. Ability of map-and compass navigation are essential.
Besides of a great number of hiking routes there are opportunities for mountaineering: the second and third highest volcanoe
s in the United States - Mount Blackburn and Mount Sanford with the elevation over 16,000 feet – are located here. Other peaks are equally challenging. Some have never been climbed.... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

Wrangell Mountains are actually form the one range with the St. Elias Mountains. However, the Wrangell Mountains emerge as a distinct mountain system. It is quite compact and has a rounded shape, and they include the second and third highest volcanoes in the United States, Mount Blackburn and Mount Sanford.

LOCATION Edit

The Wrangell Mountains lies close to Canadian border, and located just to the northwest of the Saint Elias Mountains and northeast of the Chugach Mountains, which are along the coast of the Gulf of Alaska.

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• The range takes its name from Mount Wrangell, which is one of the largest volcanoes in the world, and the only presently active volcano in the range.

 

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