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Summary

Mt Hunter 4,441m or Begguya meaning the child of Denali.

Description

Mt. Hunter 14,570feet (4,441m) is located just south of Denali and the mountain closest to the "airstrip" and base camp on the southeast fork of the Kahiltna glacier. The impressive north butress is clearly seen from base camp. It is the most difficult 14,000ft mountain of North America. The location of the mountain makes any ascent a serious glacier and high mountain undertaking.

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Grade Route

A long ridge / ice climb with ice up to 70 degrees. Total time up to 7 days. Vertical gain 2,450m climbing distance 8,000m. Alaska grade 3+.

FA: Harrer Meybohm, Heinrich Harrer, Fred Beckey & Henry Mehbohm, 1954

A3, 5.9 mixed and vertical to overhanging ice. Hanging bivouacs (porta-ledge) or small ledges.

FA: Bibler & Klewin, 1983

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