American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington—Cascades, Mount Adams, White Salmon Glacier

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  • Publication Year: 1961

Mount Adams, White Salmon Glacier. This new route was completed on the west side of the peak on July 3 by George Fraser, James Kurtz, Lex Maxwell, Robert Swenson, Dr. Ralph Uber and Louis Ulrich. The ascent started after an approximate two-mile traverse at timberline, bearing northwesterly from the end of the south side road at Cold Spring. After passing beneath the terminal moraines of the Avalanche Glacier, a cleaver led to the upper White Salmon Glacier, which spills from the summit area. There were no difficulties other than those offered by route-finding on the lower slopes and a few crevasses above. The domed effect of the upper glacier indicated a crevasse potential which would worsen as the season advanced.

Lex Maxwell

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