American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Ski Traverse of the Whole Alaska Range

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Ski Traverse of the Whole Alaska Range. George Beilstein, Steve Eck, Scott Woolums and I* skied the 350 or 400 miles from Mentasta Lake, some 50 miles from Tok Junction on the Glenallen Highway, to the Kichatna Mountains in about 45 days. Our route took us by some of the most awesome mountains imaginable, such as Hayes, Hess, Deborah, McKinley and Foraker. After arriving at the Kichatna Spires,we established a Base Camp on the Trident Glacier at the foot of Gurney Peak and spent a wonderful two weeks of much deserved rest and some leisurely climbing. It was over too soon and we were back in Talkeetna by the end of May.

Larry Coxen, Unaffiliated

* Recipient of an AAC Mountaineering Fellowship Grant.

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