Alaska Range

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: