Mount Helen (Wyoming)

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Mount Helen
Mount Helen is located in Wyoming
Mount Helen
Mount Helen
Highest point
Elevation 13,626 ft (4,153 m) [1]
Prominence 820 ft (250 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°09′04″N 109°37′52″W / 43.15111°N 109.63111°W / 43.15111; -109.63111Coordinates: 43°09′04″N 109°37′52″W / 43.15111°N 109.63111°W / 43.15111; -109.63111[2]
Location Sublette County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Gannett Peak
First ascent 1924 by Herman Buhl and Albert Ellingwood

Mount Helen (13,626 feet (4,153 m)) is located in the Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[3] The peak is the fourth highest peak in the range[4] and the fifth tallest in Wyoming.[5] The summit is located in the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest, immediately west of the Continental Divide. The eastern flanks of the mountain are covered in snowfields and glaciers, including Helen and Sacagawea Glaciers, all of which are in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest.

Notable Ascents[edit]

  • 1974 Northwest Ridge of the First Tower, NCCS III F8 A1, 11 pitches. FA by Dean Hannibal, Dennis Turville and Lynn Wheeler.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Helen, Wyoming". Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mount Helen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Gannett Peak, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wind River Range". Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wyoming 13,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hannibal, Dean (1975). "Mount Helen, Northwest Ridge of the First Tower". American Alpine Journal. New York: American Alpine Club. 20 (49): 138. ISBN 0-930410-72-6.