Wrangell Mountains


Mount Blackburn and Kennicott Glacier

Detailed map of the Wrangell Mountains

The Wrangell Mountains are a high mountain range up to 4996 m in southeastern Alaska ( USA) and in the southwest Yukon Territory ( Canada). They lie about 62 ° north latitude and between 142 ° and 145 ° west longitude.

The mountain range closes just northwest of the Elias chain that stretches along the coast on the Gulf of Alaska. It shields the domestic areas of the warmer moist air of the Pacific Ocean, causing the land north of the Wrangell Mountains are in winter the coldest areas of North America.

The majority of belonging to the United States mountains of the mountain range is located in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the most mountains of the Canadian part in Kluane National Park.