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North America, United States, Alaska, Wrangell Mountains, Mount Blackburn, Northwest Ridge

Mount Blackburn, Northwest Ridge. On May 9, Paul Klaus flew Paul Barry, Mikki Hand, Randy Kinney and me to 7,200 feet on the Nabesna Icefield, north of Blackburn (16,390 feet). We placed camps at 9,700 feet, 11,300 feet and 13,300 feet on the standard Northwest Ridge route. Paul and I summitted on May 13. Two storm days delayed our team's pick-up from basecamp until May 17. Also on May 17, Kurt Bauer and Brad Gessner summitted via the same Northwest Ridge route and were flown out four days later.

David Hart, Mountaineering Club of Alaska