Highest peak in the Baird Mountains of the Brooks Range.

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

892

m

892

m

18

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

At 4,700 feet (1,433 m), Mount Angayukaqsraq is the tallest peak in the Baird Mountains.

It lies just inside Kobuk Valley National Park, near the border with Noatak Preserve, making it the highest point of the national park as well. This mountain is rarely climbed because it is so remote, and the biggest challenge is getting anywhere near it.

The route mapped here begins near the headwaters of the Salmon River.

You could arrive by bush plane at some location near there, or you could hike up the river from somewhere downstream. Lower ground near the river is likely to be wet and brushy, but a little elevation on the ridge soon leaves that behind.

Most of the way is on drier ground and talus.

It's a spectacular ridge walk all the way to the summit, though snow and scramble sections should be expected. Sources: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=441007 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baird_Mountains