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North America, Canada, Selkirks, Austerity Mountain

Austerity Mountain. On July 27 Corky Matthews, David Michael, George Bell, Moses Goddard, Rob Wallace and myself went up from Fairy Meadow. Our route was a variation of the 1948 route of Sterling Hendricks, but because of the exceptional snow conditions of this year we bypassed Ironman, traversing below it on the east slopes to the Ironman- Austerity col. From this point to the summit we followed the classic route but found it different by virtue of the late spring and consequently greater amounts of snow. After we had traversed the summit to Turret col, we returned via the route of ascent.

William Lowell Putnam