The west side of Silverthrone has a fairly benign approach as glaciers go in the Alaska Range. Yet it's a long haul from Wonder Lake. This is the steep side of the mountain with a plethora of steep gullies going up the face. Only 2 lines are safe from hanging seracs, however. We climbed the most direct line straight up to the summit. AI 3 snow to 60 degrees
A fantastic climb! We accomplished it as a 2 week trip humping our 90lb packs all the way from Wonder Lake.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."