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Eagle Summit

Eagle Summit is a 3,652 feet (1,113 m) tall gap through the White Mountains of central Alaska. The gap was named after the nearby Eagle River by prospectors from nearby Circle, Alaska. The area's high winds, drifting snow, and steep terrain make it the most difficult section of the Yukon Quest trail. Some competitors have called it the most difficult section of trail in any sled dog race in the world. In 2006, a fierce storm atop Eagle Summit caused whiteout conditions that forced seven mushers and dog teams to be evacuated via helicopter from the mountain.

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Here are some additional photos of Eagle Summit. (All photos are used courtesy of and with permission from Harry Kern.)