Mendenhall Towers

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 58 ° 32' 2" N, 134 ° 29' 3" W
  • Region: Juneau
  • Nearest City: Juneau
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  • Elevation: 5026 ft (1531.92 m)
  • Parent: Coast Mountains

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Getting There
The most common ways to get to Mendenhall Towers is hiking up Mendenhall Glacier which takes about a day, or taking a helicopter out of Juneau which takes about a half hour.

About
Mendenhall Towers is a ridge in the Coast Mountains, with a series of seven peaks trending E-W. 21 miles NNW of Juneau.

The towers are popular for climbing as there are several enjoyable routes to chose from, the ridge isn't too difficult to reach, and the rock is considered good-amazing and free of dirt.


History
Naming: Mendenhall Towers was a descriptive name given in 1964 by members of the Juneau Icefield Research Project. The name is derived from nearby Mendenhall Glacier.

South Pillar of Main Tower was first climbed in 1973 by John Svenson and Mike Clark.

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