American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Foraker, Northeast Ridge Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Foraker, Northeast Ridge Attempt. Our party consisted of Louis Blöchlinger, Roger Habersaat, Remo Leiggener, Hans Ruedi Läogli, Swiss, and George Menard and me, Americans. We began on May 19 from the southeast fork of the Kahiltna and reached the summit of Crosson (12,800 feet) on May 25, P 12,472 on May 28 and our highest camp (12,200 feet) on Foraker on the northeast ridge on May 31. We were a day away from making the summit when a nine-day storm hit us, which dropped six to nine feet of snow. After the storm, with little food and no snowshoes, we had to retreat, making it back on June 12, the 25th day. The route is long but easy and safe, requiring only two 100-foot fixed lines on Crosson.

Peter Robinson

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