Harrower Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHarrower Peak
|Elevation||13,057 ft (3,980 m)|
|Prominence||932 ft (284 m)|
|Location||Sublette County, Wyoming, U.S.|
|Parent range||Wind River Range|
|Topo map||USGS Fremont Peak South|
|First ascent||1926 (Albert R. Ellingwood)|
Harrower Peak (13,057 ft (3,980 m)) is located in the northern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming, and it is the 28th tallest mountain in the state. Harrower Peak is in the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Harrower Glacier is less than .50 mi (0.80 km) northeast of the peak.
Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), 2015 and 2018. Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain in 2005, and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.
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