American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, P 6148, P 6206, P 6313, P 6339, P 6650, P 6985, P 7080, P 7111, P 7234, P7327, P 7500, P 7689, Chugach Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1986

P 6148, P 6206, P 6313, P 6339, P 6650, P 6985, P 7080, P 7111, P 7234, P7327, P 7500, P 7689, Chugach Mountains. On July 16, I was flown into the Tana River landing strip by Bob Jacobs for a 24-day solo climbing trip. I spent the first six days bushwacking along the west bank of the Tana River. It was treacherous country, and I finally set up Base Camp at 3400 feet in an alpine valley. I was approximately 2 miles north of the West Fork and 5 miles west of the Tana River. On July 22 I ascended P 6148 from the southwest. I continued to move camp and climb the peaks which border this area. I made 12 ascents in all. The dates of the ascents are as follows: P 6148-July 22, P 7327-July 25, P 6313 and P 6339-July 27, P 7111 and P 7689-July 28, P 7080 and P 7500-July 31, P 7234-August 3, P 6206 and P 6985-August 4, P 6650-August 6. From all available information, I believe these to be all first ascents. The summits of several of these peaks offered spectacular views of a lot of the major peaks within Wrangell-St.Elias National Park, and also the peaks bordering the Bag- ley Icefield. At times I was able to see the St. Elias and Logan massifs approximately 80 miles to my southeast. After 24 days alone in the wilderness, Bob Jacobs’ plane on August 8 was a more than welcomed sight.

Danny Kost, Unaffiliated

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