American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Gannett, Chugach Range

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  • Publication Year: 1968

Mount Gannett, Chugach Range. At first light on March 18 on a completely clear day Gary Hansen, Bill Long, Frank Nosek and I were flown to the upper end of one of the spurs of the Knik Glacier. From our landing spot at 7000 feet we went directly up the northwest ridge of Mount Gannett (9620 feet). A climb of about three miles across firm snow brought us to the summit, where we left a register. Cat-like tracks were seen in the snow heading up to about 8600 feet, but positive identification as to whether they were lynx, wolverine or what was not made. We were back at camp just before sunset but because of the wind we were unable to fly back until the next morning.

Hans R. Van der Laan, Mountaineering Club of Alaska

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