climbed the north ridge back in the day..prob first British ascent but then who cares :) flew onto glacier for $$$... but saved walking through green stuff. 8 days in a tent in whiteout snow. 5 days climbing... in the end did it in 2days from basecamp and got the hell out of there
Mt Blackburn is the highest mountain the Wrangler-St Elias NP. We drove from Ancourage to McCarthy overnight. After hiking trough the old mine near Kennicott we made our way through the Kennicot glacier. The traverse was pleasant and soon we reached the Pack Saddle Island. From there, you can find a numerous bush walking elements. It took us two days to get to the beginning of the Kennicott Glacier blocked by a gigantic siracks. We where running out of time and had to turn back, but the backpacking route was great. This is a truly remote area with a lot of interesting ice formations. Allow yourself enough time for the complete round trip. On the way back we did some variations in order to alter the route. The reward was some ice caves with artistically formed meanders.