American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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North America, United States, Alaska, White Princess, Alaska Range,  (Mount Hayes B-3 Quadrangle)

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  • Publication Year: 1961

White Princess, Alaska Range, (Mount Hayes B-3 Quadrangle). The first week in April, twenty hardy souls braved below zero temperatures and high winds on the Castner Glacier, to spend four days of spring climbing. Most of the way the snow was wind packed into concrete-like surface, and snowshoes were abandoned in favor of crampons. On the third day a group of eight climbers, including Les and Teri Viereck, Ron DeWitt, Moonok Sunwoo, Pete Dzikiewicz, Lou Schene, Galen McWilliams and I climbed 9800-foot White Princess by its north ridge. This beautiful peak had been climbed once before from the south by Austin Post et al. Good weather and snow conditions made the otherwise difficult climb easier. The party had also planned to try Black Cap (9700 feet) which has not been climbed, but time did not allow an attempt.

Gene Wescott

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