Mount Hayes

Elevation (feet): 13,832
Elevation (meters): 4,216
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Alaska Range
State: Alaska
Latitude: 63.62
Longitude: -146.716
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun
Year first climbed: 1941
First successful climber(s): Bradford Washburn and party
Nearest major airport: Fairbanks, Alaska
Convenient Center: Delta, Alaska

Mount Hayes is located one hundred miles east of Denali (20,322 ft.), and immediately east of beautiful Mount Deborah (12,339 ft.). Severe weather and steep ice falls provide serious challenges in both ascending and approaching Mount Hayes, though the approach is typically aided by aircraft landing.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Hayes.

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  • Log #21198 - by Jim Johnson on Feb 23, 2008
    We (3 climbers) climbed Hayes in 1973. We forded the river from Delta Jct. and walked past the N. face Mt. Moffit to the East Ridge of Hayes.
  • Log #2825 - by Earl Redman on Sep 04, 2004
    Four of us climbed the north ridge of Mt. Hayes in February, 1982. The temp did not get above -20 degrees C for the first 8 days (lows were down to -38 degrees C). The ridge is straight forward to...
  • Log #2827 - by Kerry Kriger on Nov 17, 1999
    My NOLS group and I crossed the river beneath the Black Rapids Glacier by raft, then walked three days to the top of the Black Rapids Glacier, at which sits a beautiful large plateau surrounded by...