Mount Hayes

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Not to be confused with Hayes Volcano or Hayes Peak. ‹See Tfd›
Mount Hayes
Mount Hayes.jpg
Elevation 13,832 ft (4,216 m)[1]
Prominence 11,487 ft (3,501 m)[1]
Ranked 51st
Listing Ultra
Location
Mount Hayes is located in Alaska
Mount Hayes
Mount Hayes
Location in Alaska
Location Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
Range Alaska Range
Coordinates 63°37′15″N 146°42′55″W / 63.62083°N 146.71528°W / 63.62083; -146.71528Coordinates: 63°37′15″N 146°42′55″W / 63.62083°N 146.71528°W / 63.62083; -146.71528
Topo map USGS Mount Hayes C-6
Climbing
First ascent 1941 by Bradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn, Benjamin Ferris, Sterling Hendricks, Henry Hall, William Shand
Easiest route snow/ice climb (Alaska grade 2+)

Mount Hayes is the highest mountain in the eastern Alaska Range. Despite not being a fourteener, it is one of the largest peaks in the United States in terms of rise above local terrain. For example, the Northeast Face rises 8,000 feet (2,440m) in approximately 2 miles (3.2 km). In terms of topographic prominence, Mount Hayes is one of the top 75 peaks in the world.

Mount Hayes was first climbed in 1941 by Bradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn, Benjamin Ferris, Sterling Hendricks, Henry Hall, and William Shand, via the North Ridge. Today's standard route is the East Ridge (Alaska Grade 2+). Mount Hayes is not frequently climbed due to its remoteness and the resulting access difficulties.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alaska & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-03-03.

Sources[edit]

Michael Wood and Colby Coombs, Alaska: A Climbing Guide, The Mountaineers, 2001.

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