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North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Drum, Southwest Ridge

Mount Drum, Southwest Ridge. After being held up for five days at 5000 feet by rain and snow, on August 26 we Swiss, Heinz Allemann and I made the second ascent of Mount Drum (12,010 feet) by a new route, the southwest ridge. This ridge may be called more beautiful than difficult, but its great length calls for good physical condition. We descended the glaciers of the western side through crevasses and icefalls.

Niklaus Lötscher, Schweizer Alpen Club