American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, British Columbia, Purcell Range, Brenta Spire

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1939

Brenta Spire. Second ascent, August 22nd, 1938. S. Austin, G. Dawson, M. Dawson. The first ascent is described elsewhere in this issue (p. 298). I he Crescent-Brenta Col was reached by a cirque wall on the E., and was the most difficult part of the climb, the ridge thence to the summit being easy.

The third ascent was made shortly afterward by E. Cromwell, Miss G. Engelhard, who note that the summit was attained by two moderately difficult chimneys each about 60 ft. high.

The first three ascents were made by approximately the same route; the fourth ascent, by Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Richards, was from the N. E. (Warren Glacier) as mentioned below.

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