American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Hunter, North Ridge, 1977

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Mount Hunter, North Ridge, 1977. In the account of the climb of the north ridge in A.A.J., 1980 on page 523, it may have been implied that the first American ascent of the ridge was being reported. The ridge was actually climbed in May, 1977 by Glenn Milner, Guy Toombes and Dick Olmstead, who did not report their climb. They fixed ropes on the difficult lower part of the climb, which were then used by the Japanese, who continued to the summit in bad weather ahead of the Americans.

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