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North America, United States, Alaska, Ruth Gorge, Mt. Russell, North Ridge

Mt. Russell, North Ridge. On March 2-7, Colby Coombs, Caitlin Palmer, Meg Perdue and I flew to Mt. Russell in the Alaska Range. Colby, Meg and I made the sixth ascent of Mt. Russell, the fourth ascent of the North Ridge, and the second ascent in winter; Meg is the first woman recorded to have summitted Mt. Russell. It is a beautiful alpine route in a remote edge of the Alaska Range. The North Ridge route offers a safe and very aesthetic line to an awesome summit that is way off the beaten path, with many climbable peaks surrounding the upper Yentna glacier.

Mike Wood, unaffiliated