Mount Hayes

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Mount Hayes
Mount Hayes.jpg
Highest point
Elevation13,832 ft (4,216 m) [1]
Prominence11,487 ft (3,501 m) [1]
Isolation205 kilometres (127 mi)
Coordinates63°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
Mount Hayes is located in Alaska
Mount Hayes
Mount Hayes
Location in Alaska
LocationSoutheast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeAlaska Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Hayes C-6
First ascent1941 by Bradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn, Benjamin Ferris, Sterling Hendricks, Henry Hall, William Shand
Easiest routesnow/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 (2,440 m) in approximately 2 miles (3.2 km). In terms of topographic prominence, Mount Hayes is number 51 in the world.[2]

Mount Hayes was first climbed in 1941 by Bradford Washburn, Barbara Washburn,[3] Benjamin Ferris, Sterling Hendricks, Henry Hall, and William Shand.[4] 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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Alaska & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras" Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  2. ^ "World Top 100 by Prominence". Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. ^ Borneman, Walter R. (2003). Alaska : saga of a bold land (1st ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins. p. 323. ISBN 0-06-050306-8.
  4. ^ "Mount Hayes Alaska". Retrieved 4 July 2015.


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

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Mt. Hayes and the eastern Alaska Range mountains, as seen from the Denali Highway