American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Pinnacle Peak and Other Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Pinnacle Peak and Other Ascents. On April 30, Rodden Mcgowan and I flew to the south arm of the Kaskawulsh Glacier. Our original plan was to try an alpine-style ascent of the north ridge of Kennedy, but we were unable to land on the Lowell Glacier because of fog. On May 3, we made what we believe is the second ascent of the north ridge of Pinnacle Peak (3714 meters, 12,186 feet) in a 16-hour round-trip. On May 7, we made the first ascent of P 3590 (11,778 feet; 4 kms northwest of Pinnacle Peak) by the northeast ridge. On the 9th, we made the first ascent of “North Lowell Peak” (3680 meters, 12,074 feet; 4 kms west of Pinnacle Peak) by the east face and north ridge. On May 12 we climbed a new route, the southeast face and upper northeast ridge, and made the second ascent of P 3570 (11,713 feet; 5 kms northwest of Pinnacle Peak).

Larry Stanier, Mountain Guide, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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