Alaska: Mt. Juneau. On 14 May 1948 Ralph E. Mott, a sailor on shore leave, without adequate training or equipment, became separated from his five companions on Mt. Juneau and, descending alone, apparently slipped. He perished on the upper snow slopes. The search and rescue operation occupied 75 men for ten days. Sources of information: local reports, and U. S. Forest Service. Analysis. So little is known that only the obvious general comments can be made: inexperienced—ill-equipped—alone.