American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Alaska, Mt. Crillon

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1933

Mt. Crillon: Mr. H. B. Washburn, Jr., who attacked this mountain after abandoning the idea of an attempt on Mt. Fair- weather because of the impossibility of landing an airplane on the lake at the foot of the Fairweather glacier, owing to the large number of icebergs in it, reports that his attempt was frustrated by bad weather. Much time was spent in three attempts to find the proper approach to the mountain and in obtaining an airplane from Juneau for the transport of supplies. When finally in position for the attack, a prolonged spell of rainy weather compelled a retreat, lest the snow bridges be completely melted out, and the time left at his disposal was insufficient to renew it.

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