American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Sanford, Ski Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Mount Sanford, Ski Ascent. A winter attempt on Mount Sanford (16,230 feet) by Mark Moderow, Dennis Cowacs, Bill Laxson and me in late March failed in miserable weather at 13,000 feet. On July 17 David Titus, my wife Rowi and I climbed the peak from 7000 feet on the Sheep Glacier. A 10,000-foot powder ski run was our reward. In a year of notoriously bad weather, ours was only the second ascent in 13 attempts.

James Hale, Mountaineering Club of Alaska

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