American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

United States, Alaska, P 7455, P 7420, P 6600, Thompson Ridge, Chugach Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1990

P 7455, P 7420, P 6600, Thompson Ridge, Chugach Mountains. On June 7, a six-man joint St. Elias Guides and American Alpine Institute expedition flew to the Thompson Ridge area near the headwaters of Granite Creek. On the 9th, we attempted P 7455 but turned back at 6800 feet due to the approach of daytime and softening snow. After moving camp higher on the 10th, we climbed P 6600 on the evening of June 11 via an icefall on its north side. On the 12th, three of us ascended P 7455 via its northeast ridge up steep snow, ice and rock. On the 13th, four of us climbed P 7420 via 5th-class rock on the southwest ridge after crossing an unnamed glacier to get to the base of the ridge. We believe these were all first ascents.

Danny W. Kost, St. Elias Guides

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