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North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Mount Scagawea, Winter Ascent

Mount Sacagawea, Winter Ascent. A two-week expedition over the 1969 Christmas season, which included Bruce Barrus, co-leader, Scott Bradley, Stein Frick, Roger Howe, Mike Parker and me succeeded in making in the first winter ascent of Mount Sacagawea (the fifth highest peak in Wyoming). A blizzard forced us to retreat 400 feet from the top of Turret. After taking four wheel drive vehicles to the end of the Cold Springs Trail head, we spent six days relaying loads in over Indian Pass to an 11,000-foot Base Camp on the North Fork of Bull Lake Creek.

JAMES Halfpenny,University of Wyoming Outing Club