Link to GPS Track
Tetlin Peak is the high point of the Mentasta Range and one of 64 peaks in Alaska with over 5000’ of prominence. It is located approximately 35 miles down Nabesna Road in a rarely traveled and often overlooked area. To access the peak, park at the pullout on your left just after crossing the Lost Creek. There is no bridge over Lost Creek, just drive through it; a high clearance vehicle is recommended.
+We camped roughly 9 miles from the trailhead on an alpine bench between Peak 7040 and the valley that leads to Tetlin Peak. Water was nearby but we did have to drop down 400’ to access it. We completed this trip in a leisurely 3 days and included an ascent of nearby Peak 7040. Doing the whole trip in 2 days would be do-able.
+We climbed Tetlin in early August. At that point there was no snow on route and crampons/ice axes were not needed; earlier in the season they would have been needed. Trekking poles were beneficial as the majority of the climb was on loose rock/scree.
+The route highlighted on this GPS track was pleasant, though a long slog in rocks was involved. There are multiple ways this peak could be attained.
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