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North America, United States, Alaska, Foraker Attempt

Foraker Attempt. The Foraker-Russell Expedition, consisting of Dick Morse, Tim Carpenter, Jerry Croft, Ralph Moore, Jeff Thomas and me, failed to reach the summit of either of our goals. The route up the south spur of the west ridge of Foraker was pushed to about 13,000 feet, just below the peak of the last major obstacle before the west ridge proper. A pack containing the remainder of our hardware was lost down a 400-foot face when the cornice on which we were standing collapsed. Without the equipment, we could not continue. Because it was so late in the season, we flew out without tackling Russell.

Peter Millar, Reed College