American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Antarctica, Ellsworth Mountains, Sentinel Range, Mt. Slaughter, First Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1999

Mt. Slaughter, First Ascent. It was reported that Guy Cotter and Terry Gardiner made the first ascent of Mt. Slaughter (ca. 3600m) south of the Vinson Massif. The two sled-hauled for a day, then spent another day reaching the base of Mt. Slaughter’s north face. Cotter led 11 70-meter pitches over 50-60° ice in a thin gully that divides two buttresses to the right of the summit. A few more pitches brought the men to the top. (Rock and Ice 91)

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