Gannett Peak is commonly climbed on a four- to six-day round-trip. It is considered by mountaineers[who?] to be the most difficult state high point except for Alaska's Denali and possibly Montana's Granite Peak.
In October 2010, a private plane crash in the vicinity of the mountain triggered an extensive search-and-rescue operation. The plane was located in early November, with no survivors.
Gannett Glacier on the north side of Gannett Peak.