American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Badham Region

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Mount Badham Region. An Arctic Institute of North America party under my leadership established in early July a new scientific camp on the 10,000-foot glacier south of Mount Badham. It is located at 60° 48' N, 139° 50' W, 100 yards from the southern edge of the plateau where it drops to the Hubbard Glacier. This facility will be used in future years as an intermediate acclimatization camp for the Mount Logan High Altitude Physiology Program. The institute’s old Divide Camp, on the Kaskawulsh-Hubbard divide, was closed down and all its equipment moved to the new camp, to be known as Eclipse Camp because of the solar eclipse observed there. On July 10 Gail Ashley, Gary Gray, Dennis Solomon, Susan Krieckhaus and I made the first ascent of P 11,580, the highest point on the Kaskawulsh-Donjek divide, by a new route up the west ridge. On July 12 Ed Hartlin, Ashley, Krieckhaus and I made the first ascent on P 11,100, southwest of Mount Badham, by the northwest ridge. On July 24, after two previous abortive attempts, Gray, Ashley and I accomplished the first ascent of Mount Badham (12,100 feet), the highest peak in the region, by the southeast ridge.

Joseph C. LaBelle

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