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North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, St. Elias Mountains, Ascents in the Ulu area

Ascents in the Ulu area. On June 28, Adam Kolff and his father Kees were landed by Kurt Gloyer of Gulf Air Taxi, Yakutat, on a 6,100-foot pass in the small isolated mountain sub-range 15 miles southeast of Mount Kennedy, Kluane National Park. Two peaks of the range were climbed, including the highest which is unnamed and about 8,080 feet (60° snowfield on the west face to south ridge, then a pitch of class four blocky granite to summit horn). From there a great view of neighbor Ulu Mountain prompted a three-day summit attempt of the mostly snow and ice East Ridge of this beautiful 10,000-plus-foot peak. The attempt was aborted due to terrible rock on the East Ridge, gendarmes and increasing rain. We left Kluane on July 3 to join a larger group near Mount Vern Ritchie.

Adam and Kolf Kees, unaffiliated