American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Denali National Park, Mt. Hunter, Wall of Shadows Variation; Mt. McKinley, Common Knowledge

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  • Publication Year: 2002

Mt. Hunter, Wall of Shadows Variation; Mt. McKinley, Common Knowledge. British climbers Ben Gilmore and Kevin Mahoney made the second ascent, with a variant start, of Wall of Shadows (VI, WI6 mixed, 5.9 A2), the Child-Kennedy 1994 route on the north buttress of Mt. Hunter, from May 15-18 (descent May 19). The pair then joined with Bruce Miller to climb a new route (Common Knowledge, V WI6R) on Mt. McKinley’s northwest face of the west buttress (a.k.a. Washburn Face) in a 26-hour round-trip push on June 2. A full account appears earlier in this journal.

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