This is a mountain that one can traverse. Ascend the South Ridge to Mt. Bona's 16,421' summit, then if you have skis, use them at the 15,000' saddle between Bona and Churchill for the 5,000' run to the Klutlan Glacier. Steep snow with moderate ice climbing along the ridge.

Elevation (feet): 16,421
Elevation (meters): 5,005
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Latitude: 61.3856
Longitude: -141.749
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Fairbanks
Convenient Center: Whitehorse and Fairbanks

Thanks to Mark de Saint-Rat for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 5 trip reports for Bona.

  • Log #11588 - by Thomas Paisley on Nov 05, 20043.00 stars
    After sucessfully summiting Mount Bona on 05/31/00, My beloved brother David Duane Paisley(DOB 07/21/61) was killed on his descent. My brother fell into a crevasse and was killed. He was only 38...
  • Log #11590 - by Earl Redman on Sep 03, 20043.00 stars
    A lot of wind and ground blizzards on the upper Klutlan Glacier. We basically just repeated the original ascent, climbing through the icefalls to a saddle at west of the west shoulder at 3670 m, then...
  • Log #11591 - by Larry Chapman on Nov 09, 20033.00 stars
    A team of 5 summited Bona on June 8th, 2003. The team included Gerry Roach (Boulder, CO), Jobe Wymore (Salt Lake City, UT), Dave Covill (Evergreen, CO), Dick Ellsworth (Kotsebue, AK), and myself...
  • Log #11592 - by stefan wyss and ruedi homberger on Feb 16, 20003.00 stars
    south buttress (first climb ?)
  • Log #21219 - by Donna Claus on Mar 12, 20083.00 stars
    We live near Mt. Bona and have climbed a great number of the peaks in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is a great climb that has lots of exposure but isn't usually deadly.