American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Blackburn, Wrangell Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Mount Blackburn, Wrangell Mountains. There were two expeditions on Mount Blackburn (16,523 feet). The Mountaineering Association of Daito City was composed of Tadanobu Yokoyama, leader, Toshiyuki Shinto and four others. From Base Camp at 7700 feet on the Nabesna Glacier, they established Camp I at 9500 feet on July 28 and Camp II two days later. They climbed the west peak of Blackburn on July 31. (It is not clear whether this is the highest summit. —Editor.) The Jikei University School of Medicine Alpine Club was led by Yoshio Nagao. From the Nebesna Glacier they climbed the northwest ridge. On July 15 Ken Shinohara, Ryo Kohji, Tamio Ohoka and Tstsuro Iriokura stood on the summit.

Ichiro Yoshizawa, A.A.C. and Japanese Alpine Club

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