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