American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Chamberlin, Franklin Mountains, and Ascents in the Romanzof Mountains, Brooks Range

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  • Publication Year: 1964

Mount Chamberlin, Franklin Mountains, and Ascents in the Romanzof Mountains, Brooks Range. Two peaks were climbed for the first time on a month-long trip to the Franklin and Romanzof Mountains led by Graham Stephenson. On July 24 Mount Chamberlin (9020 feet) was climbed by Dennis Burge, Graham Stephenson and me. We ascended the north spur of the west ridge leading to Point 8090 from the upper Chamberlin Glacier and reached the summit by the west ridge. We left a rock and note in a plastic bag on the summit. On August 2 Bill Lentsch and I climbed P. 8500+, approximately two miles south-southwest of Mount Michelson in the Romanzof Mountains by the north ridge from Esetuk Glacier. The name “Mount Agile” is being proposed for this peak. On the same day P. 8105, about two miles southeast of Michelson, was climbed by Dennis Burge and Dick Jali by the northeast ridge from the upper Esetuk Glacier. (First ascent, September 8, 1957 by Charles Keeler and Robert Mason.) The trip was successfully concluded when eight persons in two six-man rubber rafts ran the Hulahula River from the 1600-foot level to the Arctic Ocean in five days and paddled to Barter Island and its airport.

George G. Barnes

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