Mount Blackburn is the highest peak in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, United States, standing at 16,390 feet (4,996 m) above sea level, located in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It was first surveyed in 1885 by Lieutenant Henry T. Allen of the U.S. Army and was named after Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn, a U.S. senator from Kentucky. The Wrangell Mountains are home to some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in Alaska, with glaciers, snowfields and abundant wildlife, including grizzly bears, caribou and Dall sheep.
Mount Blackburn is considered a difficult climb, with a steep and exposed ridge. The summit is often covered in snow and ice, and climbers must be prepared for extreme weather conditions, as well as the potential for avalanches and other hazards. Climbing Mount Blackburn is an awe-inspiring experience that offers an unforgettable experience for those who are willing to take on the challenge.
By elevation Mount Blackburn is
# 11 out of 3806 in Alaska # 11 out of 91437 in USA # 2 out of 109 in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park # 2 out of 1793 in Unorganized Borough # 1 out of 847 in the South-Central Alaska
By prominence Mount Blackburn is
# 3 out of 3806 in Alaska # 5 out of 91437 in USA # 1 out of 109 in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park # 2 out of 1793 in Unorganized Borough # 1 out of 847 in the South-Central Alaska
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