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North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Kennedy

Mount Kennedy. Bill Younkin, leader, Gary Uhland, Mike Heil and I* were flown to 6200 feet on the Cathedral Glacier on June 9. We immediately began ferrying loads up the glacier, pulling 150 pounds on sleds and carrying 50-pound packs. Following the standard route through the lower and upper icefalls, on June 16 we moved to Camp III at 10,500 feet. Several days after a four-and-a-half-foot fall of snow, we set off on June 21 at 7:30 A.M. After a long day we arrived at the summit at 9:10 P.M. via the southwest ridge. I was the second woman and the first American woman to climb Mount Kennedy.

Toby Weiss

* Recipient of a Vera Watson-Alison Chadwick Onyszkiewicz Memorial Fund grant.