American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Willis Wall, Winter Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Mount Rainier, Willis Wall, Winter Ascent. After years of trying, the north face of Mount Rainier has finally been climbed in the winter. In mid-February, 1970 Jim Wickwire and I made the third ascent of the 4000-foot Willis Wall via the newest and hardest route on the mountain. We are calling it the “Brumal Buttress”. The climb took five days.

Alex bertulis

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