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Mt. Blackburn

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About Mt. Blackburn:

4997m (16,391 ft.)

Mt. Blackburn is the highest peak in the Wrangell Mountains. It rivals Denali in its majestic grace and splendor when viewed from McCarthy, over which it towers some 14,000 ft. Though this peak does not offer the altitude challenge of Denali, it is technically more difficult, and definately less crowded. It is best attempted during the late spring to early summer seasons. The climb typically takes two to four weeks depending on the route and approach.

Nearest town or city: McCarthy
Directions: Mt. Blackburn can be climbed by hiking in from the roads end, or from a glacier at 7,000 feet via airplane drop. Contact one of the many aviation services for prices and schedules.
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