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Mount Root (Boundary Peak 165)  Alaska/British Columbia   #234
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Saint Elias Mountains / Fairweather Range

Height: 3928 m -> 12887 feet
Prominence?: 918 m above Fairweather-Root Pass
Line Parent?: Fairweather Mountain (8.9 km away, at bearing 190 degrees)
Greater Parent: Fairweather Mountain (9.0 km away)

Location:   58.98556,-137.50000     58:59:08, -137:30:00   8V 356330 6541131   AreaCode: FN87/JF80
First Ascent: 1977 Laurel Adkins, Thomas Distler, George Fisher, Walter Grove
Mount Root
This peak is #44 on the Height List for Alaska . This peak is #7 on the Height List for British Columbia .Mount Root is a challenging border peak at the north end of the Fairweather Plateau. It's the 5th highest peak in British Columbia but wasn't climbed until 1977. The first ascent party climbed a variation of the south face. It involved 22 pitches of ice climbing with a camp-to-camp return time of 31 hours!! It's rarely climbed for obvious reasons.

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13 Mount Root David Henry

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10 Alaska Cruise 16 (Mt Watson, Root2 & Mt Root) Cliff Jennings