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North America, United States, Alaska, P 7998, Thompson Ridge, Chugach Mountains

P 7998, Thompson Ridge, Chugach Mountains. On April 8, Gary Green of McCarthy Air Taxi flew Harold Hunt and me to the western end of the Bagley Icefield region. We had hoped to climb one of the higher peaks, but the weather changed our plans. We were soon in a seven-day storm with several feet of new snow and gale winds. With only a couple of days left, we crossed the Bagley and Jeffries Glaciers to the base of P 7998, which rises some 4000 feet above the Jeffries to a pointy summit. This had been bypassed by climbers in the past few years and had remained unclimbed. On April 17, we ascended the glacier on its southwest flank to the upper basin and west ridge, which we followed to the summit. The last pitch was steep mixed snow and rock.

Danny Kost, Unaffiliated