American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Juneau Icefield

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Juneau Icefield. This summer Barry Prather, Jim Anderson, Ome Daiber, Dorrell Looff and I were American Alpine Club members who served on the staff of the Glaciological and Arctic Sciences Institute and its affiliated Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) in Alaska. The prolonged good weather in Alaska, the best in 40 years, permitted a few climbs to be made outside the usual scientific research activities. Three first ascents were made by members of the group in July and August in the northern Boundary Range: Cloudcap Peak (c. 8000 feet), Scibetta Spire (c. 6500 feet) and the Citadel (c. 7000 feet). The second ascent was made of Mount Everlast (c. 7000 feet). At the end of the season nine of the members accompanied me in a south-to-north crossing of the Juneau Icefield on foot. The traverse started on the Lemon Glacier near Juneau, Alaska, and ended 100 miles north at the terminus of the Llewellyn Glacier, near Atlin on the British Columbia-Yukon border. About 90 persons participated in the overall JIRP scientific activities this year.

Maynard M. Miller

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