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North America, Canada, Sorcerer Group, Selkirks

Sorcerer Group, Selkirks. On August 20, W. S. Litterick and William J. Buckingham made the first ascent of “Mount Merlin” (9334 feet), between Fang Rock and Mount Graham. From Flat Creek Station we packed in to camp near the mouth of Farm Creek. Wading Tangier Creek, we climbed long alder-slides to the crest of the long eastern spur which flanks the north side of the glacier between Fang Rock and Mount Merlin. A mile’s scramble along this ridge brought us to the base of the peak itself, which we ascended by a small steep glacier on the southeast face and the shattered summit ridge. Descent was by the same route. After reconnoitering Mount Moloch from Moloch Creek, we packed out down Tangier Creek to Albert Canyon in a day and a half.

William J. Buckingham