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TOP highest mountains in the USA


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TOP highest mountains in the USA


Alaska is home to high mountains. No other state in America can boast so many unique peaks. Due to their remoteness in the Last Frontier, some of these mountains are rarely visited by humans and retain their fearsome appearance for millennia thanks to the harsh climate. All 10 of the highest mountains of America are located in Alaska.

Mount hunter

Mount Hunter is a 4,441.8 meter peak in Denali National Park. Mount Hunter has the North Summit, which is considered the main one, and the South Summit, known as Mount Stevens, named after the former Senator of Alaska.

Mount bear

Mount Bear is 4520 meters high and is located in the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains in Alaska, just four miles from the Canadian border. Mount Bear brings ice to the Barnard and Clutlan glacier complexes. It is a small but interesting peak that is often overlooked on mountaineering expeditions due to the nearby mountains of Logan, Bona and Lucania.

Hubbard

Mount Hubbard, 4557 meters high, is located in the St. Elijah Ridge on the border of Alaska and Yukon. Named after the first president of the National Geographic Society, sponsor of Russell's expedition. Mount Hubbard has three peaks, the other two are Alverston and Kennedy.

Fairweather

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Alaska, attracting millions of visitors every year to view tidal glaciers, wildlife and the distant beauty of this part of the world. The height of the mountain is 4671 meters .

Sanford

Another dormant shield volcano in the Wrangel Mountains. Mount Sanford, at 4,949 meters, is the third tallest volcano in the United States. The ice that comes from the mountain contributes to the formation of the Sanford Glacier of the same name.

Blackburn

An old destroyed shield volcano, whose height reaches 4996 meters . The main source of ice that flows into the Kennicott Glacier. Tourists come here in search of Kennecott, a mining ghost town. The mountain also contributes to the formation of ice on the Nabesna and Kuskulan glaciers.

Bona

A dormant stratovolcano located in the St. Elias Mountains in eastern Alaska. The height of the mountain is 5040 meters . The tallest volcano in America, and also the fourth highest mountain in the United States. Mount Bona is also the fifth highest independent peak in the United States.

Foraker

On a clear day, Mount Foraker can be seen in tandem with Denali in the Alaska Range. The third highest peak in the United States at 5304 meters . The mountain is located at a fork in the Kahiltna Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alaska Ridge, opposite Denali and Mount Hunter.

Saint Elias

The mountain is 5489 meters high , it is the second highest in the USA and Canada. Mount St. Elijah on the American side is part of the National Park, which is home to 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the United States. It is characterized by a high density of glaciers and ice fields, as well as tectonic and volcanic activity, which made this mountain range popular for scientific research.

Denali

The mountain is 6190 meters high and is the tallest in the United States. Denali is also the tallest mountain in North America and the third highest mountain of the Seven Summits (the term for the tallest mountain on every continent) after Everest and Aconcagua. Denali and the mountains around it, located on the Alaska Range, were formed as a result of tectonic activity, which continues to gradually increase the height of the mountain every year. Denali National Park and Preserve is one of the most visited places in Alaska. In summer, tourists from all over the world come here. Here is a unique flora and fauna.

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