|Range/Region:||Saint Elias Mountains|
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun|
|Nearest major airport:||Juneau International|
|Convenient Center:||Haines, AK|
Thanks to realdeal577 for adding this peak.
Mt. Kashagnak is a summit in Southeast Alaska in the Takshanuk range northeast of Haines burough and northwest of Chilkoot lake. Despite not being a particularly difficult or long climb, this peak has probably seen very few successful summits due to it's remoteness and difficulty with access. Also, the weather in there is very unpredictable. The days I was there it snowed everyday but also we had sun everyday.
The route I climbed was straight up the southwest face to a chute about 400-500 feet below the summit. The views just below and on the summit are spectacular! Peaks in the Chilkat and Takinsha ranges can be seen including Mt. Emmerich(Cathedral peak)and on a clear day the Eastern boundry of the Fairweather Range. To the East/Southeast Lutak inlet, and Haluta ridge and Chilkoot inlet are in view.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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