American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Steele Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Mount Steele Attempt. Gary Zieve, Dave Schaus, Bob Plaag and I were landed at 7500 feet on the Steele Glacier and attained 14,000 feet on the east ridge without incident. A late-August snowstorm halted our climb for three days, during which time Zieve developed pulmonary edema. We were forced to descend and subsequently made our way to the Alaska Highway via the Steele Glacier and Donjek River.

Herbert Wiedemann, Appalachian Mountain Club

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