American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, P 9625, Alaska Range

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  • Publication Year: 1968

P 9623, Alaska Range. Steve Anderson, John Pinamont, Barb and Gerry Roach and I, from Boulder, Colorado, packed over Oaster Pass, across the Muldrow Glacier to the Brooks Glacier. Time was too short for our initial objective, Silverthrone, and so we decided to make the first ascent of P 9625, just south of Ragged and Wedge. On August 14, Steve, John and I made our way through the Mather icefall to pleasant walking up the east Brooks Glacier to the upper part, surrounded by P 9625, Wedge, “Jeff” and “Mutt.” (See A.A.J., 1953, 8:3, p. 424.) From there it was easy going, though in blinding blowing snow, to the southeast ridge of P 9625. This knife-edged ridge, which was of astoundingly rotten snow, was followed to the corniced summit.

William G. May, Unaffiliated

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