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Mount Silverthrone
Mount Silverthrone, Alaska Range.jpg
Mount Silverthrone from the north
Highest point
Elevation 13,220 ft (4,030 m)
Prominence 3,240 ft (990 m)
Listing
Geography
Parent range Alaska Range
Topo map USGS Denali A-2
Climbing
First ascent 1945, Bradford Washburn

Mount Silverthrone is 13,220 ft (4,030 m) glaciated mountain summit located in Denali National Park and Preserve, in the Alaska Range, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is situated 10.8 mi (17 km) east of Denali. The first ascent of this peak was made April 23, 1945, by Bradford Washburn. It was so named by the U.S. Army Forces Cold Weather test party because of its stately appearance at the head of Brooks Glacier.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Silverthrone is located in a subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and cool summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. This climate supports glaciers on it slopes including the Brooks Glacier. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into tributaries of the McKinley River, which in turn is part of in the Tanana River drainage basin. The months May through June offer the most favorable weather for climbing or viewing.

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