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Ptarmigan Peak (Alaska)

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Ptarmigan Peak
Elevation 4,880 ft (1,487 m)[1]
Location
Ptarmigan Peak
Chugach State Park, Alaska, United States
Range Chugach Mountains
Coordinates

61°03′32″N 149°36′11″W / 61.059°N 149.603°W / 61.059; -149.603Coordinates: 61°03′32″N 149°36′11″W / 61.059°N 149.603°W / 61.059; -149.603

Ptarmigan Peak is a 4,880-foot (1,487 m) mountain in the Chugach Mountains near Anchorage, Alaska. Its north face is extremely steep and is sometimes attempted by mountaineers.[1] Hikers generally reach the mountain's summit from the less steep southern side.[1] In winter, ski mountaineering is also possible on the mountain.[2]

In 1997, 14 members of a mountaineering expedition from the University of Alaska Anchorage (two instructors and twelve students) fell 1,000 feet down the mountain's north face.[3] Two people died, and 11 more were seriously injured.[3]

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