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North America, United States, Alaska, Chimney Tower, P 5480 and Doonerak, Endicott Mountains, Central Brooks Range

Chimney Tower, P 5480 and Doonerak, Endicott Mountains, Central Brooks Range. In August bad weather prevented us from flying from Betties to the Franklin Mountains and so we visited the Endicott Mountains. We climbed Chimney Tower, P 5480 (1½ miles northeast of Chimney Lake) and Mount Doonerak. This was the fifth recorded ascent of Doonerak, all having been made up the southeast ridge and south face; the upper part is of surprisingly sound 3rd-class rock. No “protection” against animals was taken or needed; their population has apparently suffered from hunting. Party members were Margriet and Ross Wyborn, Peter De Visser, my wife Evelyn and me.

Michael Feller, British Columbia Mountaineering Club