Climbing on Denali's south buttress route. Mount Foraker and Mount Crosson are in the distance.
Mount Foraker's Sultana Ridge. This ridge offers the most technically straightforward route to Mount Foraker's summit, but it is long, committing, and exposed to all wind and storms that hit the Alaska Range. Mount Foraker (17,400'), the second highest mountain in the Alaska Range, is attempted by only a about 30 to 40 climbers each season, and very few succeed.