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

Mount Blackburn, North Ridge Attempt. On May 15, Aspen climbers Jim Gile, Steve Marolt and Mike Marolt were flown to the 10,000-foot level of Mount Blackburn to attempt the North Ridge. On the same day, they climbed to 13,000 feet. During the night, a storm blew in and deposited four feet of snow. On the second night, a snow slide buried the team in their tent and miraculously only ripped the fly of their tent. They descended on May 17.

Mike Marolt, unaffiliated