American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Idaho, Hayburn and Baxton, Sawtooth Range, Winter Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1979

Hayburn and Baxton, Sawtooth Range, Winter Ascents. On February 25 Loren Adkins and I made the first winter ascent of Mount Heyburn. (Beckey’s April 1961 climb was made under spring conditions.) Throughout the climb it snowed lightly. We climbed the Starr chimney, rated F5 under summer condition. For those who feel the need of the most modern equipment, I mention that we did the climb free using insulated “mickey mouse” boots. On February 26 we made the first winter ascent of Baxton Peak, a straightforward but arduous climb in deep soft snow.

Walter R. Gove

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