American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Peaks in Northen Selkirks

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Peaks in Northern Selkirks. On a week trip starting July 27, the undersigned, with Dave Wilson, John Wilson, Scott Highland, John Yeager, Tom Seim, Mark Zimmerman, Pete Owzarski, flew into a camp on the east side of the ridge between Austerity Creek and Windy Creek in the Northern Selkirks. From a camp below the glacier north of the OK Glacier, we ascended the northernmost of these peaks (Wild Wind Mountain, 9800 feet) via the ridge on its southeast side. The rock was very poor in the lower part but became a fine granite for the upper portion. We also climbed Toss-up Peak (9400 feet) one mile to the southwest and Midway Mountain two miles to the south. Midway was climbed by its north ridge. This appears as unnamed C in CAJ Volume 55, Page 11. After these ascents, we crossed the pass between Toss-up and Midway, descending 4000 feet to Windy Creek, then ascending to the pass leading over to Norman Wood Creek.

Thomas Dabrowski, Intermountain Alpine Club

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