American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Bona, Wrangell Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1995

Bona, Wrangell Mountains. On June 16, Paul Klaus flew Paul Barry, Norm Lawler and me to 10,500 feet on the Klutlan Glacier, south of Bona (5029 meters, 16,500 feet). It took us a week in almost constant storm to move up and occupy Camp I at 12,800 feet. On June 23, it cleared enough to allow us to move up to Camp II at 14,300 feet. The following morning, we summited despite wind via the southwest ridge and returned to Base Camp, where we were storm-bound until Claus could pick us up on June 27.

David Hart, Mountaineering Club of Alaska

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