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North America, United States, Alaska, Western Chugach Range

Western Chugach Range. The more significant virgin peaks near Anchorage are falling fast. The following first ascents were made this year. "Mount Rumble” (7530 feet) was climbed by Dave Meyers and me on July 23. "Peekaboo Peak” (6950 feet )was ascended on July 9 by Gayle Nienhauser and Helen Wolfe. The Mitre (6650 feet) and "Ovis Peak” (6350 feet) the next to the south, were traversed by Bill Hauser and me on August 27. On September 4 Clarence Serfoss and I climbed Camprobber Peak (5855 feet) and the next day we traversed Polar Bear Mountain (6614 feet) up the southeast ridge and down the northwest face and "Bearskin Glacier.” Ted Shohl, Rodman and Brian Wilson made the ascent of 5350-foot Tanaina Peak also on September 4. On September 18 Bill Babcock and Bill Hauser ascended Eagle Peak (6955 feet) and on October 23 Jacques Batkin, Ray Genet, Don Hoagland and Grace Jansen climbed Crow Peak (c. 5950 feet, though the topographic map mistakenly indicates it to be 300 feet lower).

Vin Hoeman