Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska

The Gates of the Arctic National Park is in the far northern most part of Alaska and is also lies farther north than any other national park in the United States. It spans almost 13240 square miles and all of it's borders lie above the arctic circle. It first became a national park in 1980 on December 2. about 11,000 vistors come to the park each year. Caribou are prevalent in the park and have sustained the native people for almost 13,000 years. The park contains serveral large mountains and six major rivers which are the Altana River, John River, Kobuk River, North Kobuk River, Noatak River, and the Tinayguk River.

Gates Of The Arctic National Park Info


Gates of the Arctic National Park

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News

National Park Service Hosting Gates of the Arctic Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting in November

The National Park Service’s Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission is meeting in Fairbanks on Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14 at the Pike’s Waterfront Lodge.

National Park Service Accepting Comments on Proposed Ambler Road Crossing Gates of the Arctic National Preserve Lands

The National Park Service is currently accepting public input for an Environmental and Economic Impact Analysis in response to a right-of-way application submitted by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority as part of the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project.

Gates of the Arctic Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting in November

The National Park Service’s Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission is meeting in Fairbanks on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 at the Sophie Station Hotel Board Room.

Gates Of The Arctic National Park Photos

Gates of the Arctic national park & preserve, Alaska

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Gates of the Arctic national park & preserve, Alaska

The Brooks Mountains
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Eastern side of Gates of the Arctic national park, Alaska

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Eastern side of Gates of the Arctic national park, Alaska

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Gates of the Arctic eastern side

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Gates of the Arctic eastern side

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Alaska- Dolton Highway Wiseman cabin-192619

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Alaska- Dolton Highway Wiseman cabin-192619

Sunshine & shadow in the Brooks Range

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Sunshine & shadow in the Brooks Range

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Brooks Range & Gates of the Arctic national park

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Brooks Range & Gates of the Arctic national park

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Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic

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Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic

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Looking into the Gates of the Arctic

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Looking into the Gates of the Arctic

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Arctic tundra valley

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Arctic tundra valley

Badille in the Aquarius Valley

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Badille in the Aquarius Valley

Another mountain I was intrigued by was the unclimbed monster north face of Badille...how foolish I was to think I could saunter up to it and climb it! A few hours of pouring over it with binoculars proved no possible lines under 5.12. Regardless, what a glorious peak to get to behold.

Arrigetch Favorite Photos

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Arrigetch Favorite Photos

The Shiv on the Right

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The Shiv on the Right

The boys settled on this unclimbed peak, attempted in 2002 but unsummitted because the climbing became too difficult.

The Eye of Sauron 5.10c

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The Eye of Sauron 5.10c

We named our First Ascent for the striking dihedral splitting the north buttress of the Albatross, like the giant eye of some watchful god overlooking the valley.

My First Topo of the Albatross

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My First Topo of the Albatross

My first topo!! I know no one will ever use it to climb it although I still proclaim the route "4 stars -a moderate classic!" But I still had a great time drawing it and that is all that matters! I think this FA is worthy of a second ascent, plus there is an expensive rap route already in place.

on the North Buttress of the Albatross

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on the North Buttress of the Albatross

Nick on the Shiv

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Nick on the Shiv

We moved camp to a different valley, and Nick and Todd settled upon an unnamed unclimbed peak a party had attempted 13 years ago but turned back when the climbing got too difficult. Here Nick enjoys the first few classic pitches, unawares of the wild blank arete waiting for them around the corner.

Arrigetch Favorite Photos

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Arrigetch Favorite Photos

First View of the Arrigetch Valley

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First View of the Arrigetch Valley

Our first view of the Arrigetch Valley felt like Narnia. The peak you see standing guard is named 'The Albatross' and its untouched North buttress had captivated me the months leading up to the trip. It's the first thing you see in any photo of the Arrigetch, it's incredible, why is it unclimbed???

First Pitch of North Buttress of Albatross

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First Pitch of North Buttress of Albatross

Hmm are we in Yosemite waiting behind four other parties?!? NO we are in the Arrigetch climbing a beautiful 400' crack never before touched by human hands!!

Great Dihedral on the Albatross

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Great Dihedral on the Albatross

Here I am seeking passage towards the great dihedral we dubbed 'The Eye of Sauron' for how it splits the north buttress of The Albatross, making it appear like the watchful eye of some evil god. Look at that overhanging soaring wing feature above me...WHAT IS THAT?!? How is this place so cool?! How did this get to be my life, basking in such magnificence? I am not worthy!!!