American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Old Snowy, Alaska Range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1962

Old Snowy, Alaska Range. Eleven members of the Alaska Alpine Club, led by Buck Wilson and me, used their spring vacation from March 23 to 26 to make the first ascent of Old Snowy (9700 feet) in the Castner Glacier area of the eastern Alaska Range. We spent two days skiing in to Base Camp at 7200 feet on the southwest side of the peak. The third day was spent making the ascent from the south on very good crampon snow. The summit was reached by the south ridge in fine weather. We skied out in less than five hours.

Gene Wescott

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