American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Chugach Mountains, Lindita Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Lindita Peak, Chugach Mountains. Jon Fisher and I organized this trip to the head of the Tazlina Glacier. The whole party, Gary Bennin- ger, Gregory Bramlet, Fisher, Halford Joiner, Tom Lamb, Bill Plock, Dr. Randall Travis and I, made the third ascent of “Mount Freuchen” (6965 feet) on June 29. On July 1, the first ascent was made of Lindita Peak (7910 feet) (Valdez B7 Quadrangle) on the divide between the Tazlina and the East Branch of the Columbia Glaciers. The route was the northeast face, the north-facing knife-edged ridge, and along the corniced and humpy ridge to the small snow summit. Hal Joiner led the climb for Doc Travis, Tom Lamb, and me. On the descent, we were carried down the last 200 yards by a wet snow avalanche. Lindita Peak is the highest peak that can be seen at the head of the Tazlina Glacier from the Glenn Highway near the Tazlina Glacier Lodge.

Lawrence E. Nielsen

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