American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Kennedy, North Ridge, Second Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Mount Kennedy, North Ridge, Second Ascent. On May 12 Terry Boley, Jack Lewis, Alan Millar, David Stevenson and I left the Alaska Highway and arrived at the base of Kennedy’s north side after seven days of travel. There we located our food and equipment cache. Twenty days later we descended from our single high camp at 10,500 feet, having reached the summit on June 6. We had encountered mostly snow and ice on the 6000-foot ridge, fixing 2100 feet of rope. The weather permitted only seven days of actual climbing. Temperatures were mild. After five days of skiing, bushwhacking and river hassles, we reached the highway again. As interest increases in such areas as Kluane National Park, we feel that all travelers must make greater efforts to minimize their impact. The voice of climbers will greatly influence the development of Kluane and other wildernesses.

Scott Baker, Animal Mountaineering

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