Mount Foraker

Elevation (feet): 17,400
Elevation (meters): 5,304
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Alaska Range
State: Alaska
Latitude: 62.9608
Longitude: -151.398
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun
Year first climbed: 1934
First successful climber(s): Charles Hutson, T. Graham Brown, C. Waterston
Nearest major airport: Anchorage, Alaska
Convenient Center: Talkeetna, Alaska

Mount Foraker is the second highest summit of the Alaska Range, and the sixth highest in North America. It is located fifteen miles southwest of Denali (20,320 ft.), North America's highest peak. Most of the mountain lies within Denali National Park, and is accessed by the Kahiltna Glacier, which is also the starting point for Denali West Buttress climbs. Foraker's native name Sultana means wife (of Denali), and the native name for nearby Mount Hunter (14,573 ft.) is Begguya, meaning child (of Denali).