Mount Sanford

Elevation (feet): 16,237
Elevation (meters): 4,949
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wrangell Mountains
State: Alaska
Latitude: 62.2139
Longitude: -144.129
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Dormant
Most recent eruption: 1918
Year first climbed: 1938
First successful climber(s): Bradford Washburn, Terris Moore
Nearest major airport: Anchorage, Alaska
Convenient Center: Gulkana, Alaska

Mount Sanford is an ice-covered volcano. It is the farthest north and most visible mountain of the Wrangell Range, its icy dome towering south of the Tok Cut-Off Highway. Mount McKinley (20,322 ft.), 230 miles west, has been reportedly sighted from Sanford's summit, which would make this one of the longest lines of sight possible on the surface of the earth, given the right atmospheric conditions.

The easiest way to reach the summit is by Sheep Glacier. It is rated at Alaska Grade I so shouldn't be very technical. It is 16.8 miles in length.