American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mt. Fairweather, Mr. Bradford Washburn

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  • Publication Year: 1931

Mr. Bradford Washburn led a party of one other Harvard student, three Appalachian Mountain Club hut boys and a former Rainier guide to Alaska in an attempt on Mt. Fairweather this last summer. The expedition was unfortunate in being unable to effect a landing at their projected base, Cape Fairweather, so was forced to use Lituya Bay, twenty-four miles from the mountain. Worn out from back-packing their equipment to the mountain they were unable to undertake the ascent. A height of 6,700 ft. was reached and the retreat then made, as they deemed it impossible to reach the summit with the available supply of food.

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