Mount Natazhat

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Mount Natazhat
Mount Natazhat is located in Alaska
Mount Natazhat
Mount Natazhat
Location in Alaska
Highest point
Elevation13,435 ft (4,095 m) [1]
Prominence5,935 ft (1,809 m) [1]
Isolation25 kilometres (16 mi)
Coordinates61°31′19″N 141°06′04″W / 61.5219444°N 141.1011111°W / 61.5219444; -141.1011111Coordinates: 61°31′19″N 141°06′04″W / 61.5219444°N 141.1011111°W / 61.5219444; -141.1011111[2]
LocationWrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeSaint Elias Mountains
Topo mapUSGS McCarthy C-1
First ascentJune 1913 by Canadian Boundary Survey party (disputed)[3]
Easiest routeNortheast Ridge: glacier/snow climb

Mount Natazhat is a high peak of the Saint Elias Mountains, of Alaska, United States, just west of the border with the Yukon Territory of Canada. It lies on the northern edge of the range, south of the White River and north of the Klutlan Glacier. Mount Natazhat is a little-noticed peak; however it is a very large peak in terms of rise above local terrain, it rises 9,000 feet (2,743 m) in less than 7 miles (11.3 km) above the lowlands to the north, and 7,500 feet (2,286 m) in about 4 miles (6.4 km) above the Klutlan Glacier to the south.

The current standard route is that of the second ascent along the northeast ridge; this route was first climbed in 1996 by D. Hart, P. Barry, H. Hunt, and D. Lucey, it is moderately serious by Alaskan standards (Alaska Grade 3+), with some steep ice and corniced ridges.[3]

Mount Natazhat is not often climbed due to its remote location and the fact that it is not a particularly high peak, especially by Alaskan standards. (Also, it is not even a fourteener.) In fact, the only mention of the peak in the complete Index of the American Alpine Journal is for the 1996 ascent noted above.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Natazhat, Alaska". Retrieved 2009-02-26.
  2. ^ "Mount Natazhat". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
  3. ^ a b Wood, Michael; Coombs, Colby (2001). Alaska : a climbing guide (1st ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-724-X.
  4. ^ "Index of the American Alpine Journal" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. Retrieved 2013-12-24.

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