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North America, United States, Alaska, Revelation Mountains, Mt. Mausolus (9,170'), First Ascent

Mt. Mausolus (9,170'), first ascent. From March 15 to 17 Clint Helander and Scotty Vincik made the first ascent of Mt. Mausolus. They climbed the west face via a dagger-like couloir, naming their route the Mausoleum in honor of Seth Holden, who died in 2010 in a small plane crash in the Susitna River Valley. Helander and Holden had climbed in the Revelations together three times, including a previous attempt on Mausolus by the same line, and Helander scattered Holden’s ashes from the summit. See Helander’s article earlier in this Journal.