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North America, Canada, St. Elias Range, Mt. McArthur, South Face, Fred Said Buttress

Mt. McArthur, South Face, Fred Said Buttress. It was reported that in mid-June, Canadians Rick Clements, Chris Kettles, and Troy Jungen, under the watchful eye of Fred Beckey, spent three days climbing the Fred Said Buttress on the last prominent unclimbed buttress on the south face of Mt. McArthur (14,243'). The three climbed snow and ice couloirs to the right of the buttress down low to avoid bad rock on the lower portion of the route; higher, they encountered good rock and exposed pitches as they followed the buttress directly to the summit. It was the sixth ascent of the mountain; all six have been made by new routes. (Climbing 180)