Mount Wrangell

Elevation (feet): 14,163
Elevation (meters): 4,317
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wrangell Mountains
State: Alaska
Latitude: 62.0069
Longitude: -144.016
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: 1907
Year first climbed: 1908
First successful climber(s): R. Dunn, W.T. Soule
Nearest major airport: Anchorage, Alaska
Convenient Center: Copper Center or Chitina,, Alaska

Mount Wrangell is an ice-covered volcano, having last erupted in 1907. It rises due south of another famous Wrangell volcano, Mount Sanford. The summit today is used for research by the U.S. Army, whose buildings are heated by volcanic steam. This same volcanic steam has produced a network of ice caverns in the ice-filled summit crater, a phenomena that is known to exist on only two other North American mountains, Mounts Rainier and Baker, both of Washington state. Wrangell's caldera contains more snow and ice than any other active volcano worldwide, which would cause extensive flooding and mudslides if another eruption were to occur.