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North America, United States, Alaska, Chugach Mountains, Peak 8,530', North Face, First Ascent

Peak 8,530', North Face, First Ascent. In July, after bushwhacking up the drainage for a day and a half, Carl Oswald and Karen Hilton ascended the unclimbed north face of Peak 8,530' via 3,500 feet of alpine ice up to 70 degrees. After summiting, they did a dozen V-thread rappels to descend the route. They packrafted out Glacier Creek the next day and returned to their vehicle at the head of the Matanuska Glacier.

Evan Phillips