Information About

Harper Glacier

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Harper Glacier on The Map

Location

63 ° 5' 22" N,
150 ° 58' 37" W

Region

Denali

Length

4 mi (6.44 km)

Elevation

16470 ft (5020.06 m)

Uses

Harper Glacier in Detail.

About

in Denali National Park, trends NE from Denali Pass on Denali to Harper Icefall, Alaska Range. 4 miles long.

History

Named in 1913 by Archdeacon Stuck (1921, p. 121-122) for Walter Harper, a son of Arthur Harper who was an early pioneer and who was "the first man to make written reference to this mountain (McKinley [now Denali]), since Vancouver * * * in 1794." Walter Harper, Archdeacon Hudson Stuck, Henry Karstens' and Robert Tatum made the "first official ascent" of Mount McKinley [now Denali] on June 7, 1913. See Denali.