Information About

Karstens Ridge

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 7' 0" N,
150 ° 54' 52" W

Region

Denali

Parent

Alaska Range

Elevation

11509 ft (3507.94 m)

Uses

Karstens Ridge in Detail.

About

in Denali National Park, extends N from Harper Icefall to Karstens Col, 4.5 mi. E of summit of Denali, Alaska Range

History

Named in 1913 by Archdeacon Stuck (1921, p. 73) for Harry P. Karstens, "in honor of the man, who with Walter's (Harper) help, cut that staircase three miles long amid the perilous complexities of its (Mount McKinley's)[now Denali] chaotic ice-blocks." Karstens, with Archdeacon Stuck, Walter Harper, and Robert Tatum, made the "first official ascent" of Mount McKinley [now Denali] (South Peak) on June 7, 1913.