Climbing in Kluane National Park. During 1983 there were 18 groups in the Kluane National Park portion of the St. Elias Mountains. These 89 people spent a total of 1686 man-days. Aside from those recounted separately, the following climbs are worthy of note. Ted Hendwork, Grant Morrison, Peter Judkins and Jon litis climbed Logan’s north peak via the King Trench in May and Bob Holmes, Bernie Smith, Steven Wondell, Joseph Borshaniau, Daniel Vigel and Terry Moloney ascended the east ridge in June. There were unsuccessful attempts on the King Trench, Independence Ridge and Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan. Avalanches turned back William and John Weiland, Glen Larson and Scott and Julie Etherington on the Abruzzi route on Mount St. Elias in May. Jim Rawding, Greg Leger, Jim Hennessey, Joseph Brostmeyer, Jeff Stirn, Bob Galeys, Matt Harris and Doug Sevon climbed Mount Steele in June, while another party was unsuccessful. An expedition to Mount Newton in late June and early July was unsuccessful. Mark Lydell and Matt Haggard climbed Hubbard on May 13 and were joined on May 14 on Mount Kennedy by Paul and Janet Dornisch. That same day Kennedy was ascended by Chris Cooper, Danny Varrel, Ryan Schellhorn, Dave Timewell, Stephen Grant, Helen Sovdat and Stephen Ludwig.
Lloyd Freese, Kluane National Park