Route Climbed: North Ridge and Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 1986 and July 3, 2004
Climbed solo twice.
The first time I continued on to Baumann Bump and descended back through alders to the ski area.
The second time I ascended from the True Summit of Mount Alyeska (4423) over Virgin Point (4226) to Point 3939 (Mount Alyeska on the map) and then down to the tram. I found an unexploded mortar shell on the ridge during the descent and reported it to the ski resort personnel.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."