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South West Ridge (Hurricane Ridge) 

Mount Drum Rock Climbing 

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Mount Drum is not the tallest peak in the area, but it protrudes 9,000ft above the tundra to make for a dramatic and aesthetic peak. Mount Drum is a stratovolcano that last erupted about 600,000 years ago and sloughed its southern flank. Mount Drum was first climbed by Heinrich Harrer, Keith Hart and George Schaller, via the North Ridge in 1954.

Getting There 

Fly in from Glennallen.

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Weather station 31.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The South West Ridge is the right hand sky line. T...

South West Ridge (Hurricane Ridge) AI2-3 X  Alaska : Wrangell St. Elias NP : ... : Mount Drum
The South West Ridge is referred to as Hurricane Ridge by Alaskans and for good reason, It's windy. Mount Drum is exposed to accelerating winds from the west and south west, due to the fact that there are no peaks to abate this wind for hundreds of miles.A climb of Mount Drum is a true Alaska wilderness adventure, since you start in the tundra zone and ascend 9,000ft into the alpine.Dave with Copper Valley Air is your best bet for accessing the western Wrangells. The primary air strip is a place...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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