Mount Blackburn

Elevation (feet): 16,390
Elevation (meters): 4,996
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wrangell Mountains
State: Alaska
Latitude: 61.7317
Longitude: -143.433
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1912
First successful climber(s): Dora Keen, G.W. Handy
Nearest major airport: Anchorage, Alaska
Convenient Center: Copper Center or Strelna, Alaska

Mount Blackburn is the highest peak in the Wrangell range. It towers in relative isolation near the center of the range, while most of the other high peaks are clustered well to its southeast or northwest. Mount Blackburn is one of the few major mountains that was first ascended by a woman, Dora Keen, who battled snowstorms throughout much of her team's 33-day ascent.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Blackburn.

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  • Log #20816 - by Todd Kasteler on June 07, 2007
    18 days was barely enough time. Lots of fresh snow made our 125 wands indispensible. Recent crevasse activity has made the 10,000' to 12,000' level technical with several vertical pitches. Summit day...
  • Log #542 - by jacques duijn on Oct 25, 1998
    North Ridge June 20: basecamp-col (igloo) 8 hours June 21: col-summit-col-basecamp 17 hours participants: Gerald Fritz (Austria) Stefan Koss (Austria) Frans Rumphorst (Netherlands) Jacques Duijn...