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North America, United States, Alaska, Hunters Peak and Troublesome Peak, Chugach Mountains

Hunters Peak and Troublesome Peak, Chugach Mountains. This fall as my brother Jim and I started winding our way up Bountiful Creek through frustrating alders, our goal was to explore a previously unvisited section of the Chugach Mountains. During the week of October 3 to 11 we traversed 33 miles, ascending and descending 10,000 feet through three cols, from Lake Eklutna to the Knik River via Hunters Creek Glacier. In a lull between snowstorms we made the first ascent of the two highest peaks in the Hunters Creek Glacier cirque: Hunters Peak (7549 feet) and Troublesome Peak (7465 feet). It took us two long days to walk out the 13 miles from the headwall of the cirque over recently snow-covered crevasses and sections of unbelievable Alaskan alders along Hunters Creek.

STEVEN W. Hackett, Mountaineering Club of Alaska