Information About

Thayer Basin

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 4' 6" N,
150 ° 56' 24" W

Region

Denali

Elevation

14229 ft (4337 m)

Uses

Thayer Basin in Detail.

About

In Denali National Park, at the head of Traleika Glacier, on the E slope of South Peak of Denali, Alaska Range

History

Named in 1955 by Bradford Washburn for Elton S. Thayer, a National Park Service ranger who was the first to cross this basin while climbling South Peak in May 1954 and who lost his life in the descent.