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Kichatna Mountains
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The Kichatna Peaks
Highest point
Peak Kichatna Spire, Mount Augustin
Elevation 8,985 feet (2,739 m)
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Country USA
State/Province Matanuska-Susitna Borough

The Kichatna Mountains are a small mountain range in the northwestern part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska, approximately 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Denali. Unlike the major snow peaks of much of the rest of the Alaska Range, the Kichatnas boast short, steep rock towers, which are famous both for their high-quality, highly technical climbing, and their terrible weather.

The main peaks of the Kichatnas include:

Named glaciers in the Kichatnas include

  • Caldwell Glacier
  • Cul-de-sac Glacier
  • Fleischmann Glacier
  • Shadows Glacier
  • Shelf Glacier
  • Tatina Glacier

Most of the glaciers originate from the Cathedral Spires arrête.


Panorama taken from close to the furthest southeastern extension of the Kichatna Mountain range, showing Skwentna River.
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