American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Delta Range, Item Peak, North Face, New Route

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 2001

Item Peak, North Face, New Route. On the first Saturday of April, after driving down the Richardson Highway, Shad O’Neel and I skied up Michael Creek. We camped at the base of the Jarvis Glacier/Michael Creek Pass. The next day, we got up early and crossed over the Jarvis Glacier to the base of the north face of Item Peak (7,800'). We simulclimbed the 1,800-foot face in a few hours, finding a bit of ice, a bit of rock, and not much of note along the way. After summiting Item Peak, we skied back out to the road on the same day. It is our understanding that this was the first ascent of the face.

Jeff apple Benowitz

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