American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Idaho, Mount Heyburn, Winter Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Mount Heyburn, Winter Ascent. On April 4 Louis Stur and I made the first winter ascent of this major Sawtooth peak, using skis to the north saddle and then climbing the west chimney. Although it was cold, the climbing was quite tolerable because the sun had kept the route relatively free of powder snow and verglas. Skis were used to make a quick descent and to skate across the frozen ice of Redfish Lake.

Fred Beckey

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