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chugach mtn boyRegular Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

chugach mtn boy

I've been on and around this mountain a few times; pictures used on the main page were taken on the above date or on a late summer climb in 2016.
Posted Sep 14, 2016 2:21 am

Jen_GGird-Penguin Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015


Nice ridgewalk. Started from Gird side and spent a long time bushwhacking before gaining ridge. It would be hard to find Abe's trail if you started at Penguin. Ridge was amazing! LOTS of ups/downs. Very thankful for patches of snow along the way to top off water.
Posted Aug 19, 2015 3:11 am

PeakbugAK beauty
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007


Lovely fall day with my husband, who joined me in AK after a work trip. Had gotten bad blister on the ascent, so my husband headed to the summit solo so I could save my feet for the way down. Steep and beautiful. Love AK.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 10:50 pm

climberbenTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2001


Nice hike
Posted Feb 8, 2013 5:53 pm

guerinakWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2012


A nice chilly hike in 0 degree weather, but clear skies offered beautiful views!
Posted Dec 4, 2012 10:34 pm

LaronFrom Bird  Sucess!


I enjoy climbing this peak from Bird and up the west side of the mountain via a scree/snow face or via a rock rib.

It offers a part of a most excellent traverse either to or from Girdwood. I climbed it all the way to California Peak then bushwacked and swam out to the trail via California Creek to Girdwood.
Posted Jul 12, 2012 2:52 pm

Steve GruhnVarious  Sucess!
I first climbed this peak from the west-facing gully in June 1991. I repeated that route on July 1, 2003, July 18, 2004; August 1, 2006; and July 31, 2007.

I also climbed Penguin Peak from the east ridge from King Point on July 20, 2002, while traversing Penguin Ridge. The traverse of Penguin Ridge is pretty straightforward, but there is some scrambling near King Point.

And I climbed Penguin Peak from Penguin Lake on July 18, 2004. That was just a scree slog.
Posted Oct 16, 2007 1:51 pm

rkymtnWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007


I climbed this with my wife – it was her intro to AK peaks. There was light rain and occasional flurries up high, but it was a pretty nice day considering the time of year and location. The fall colors and light dusting of snow on nearby peaks made for great views despite overcast skies. The final ridge was a blast!
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:38 pm

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