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Wickersham Wall on Denali

I stumbled across this article on the 1963 first (and only?) ascent of the Wickersham Wall on Denali's North Face by members of the Harvard Mountaineering Club. Summitposters may find it interesting reading.


Some quick googling suggests that as of now the climb is still unrepeated. Is anyone aware of a second ascent?
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Chugach Mountains info needed please!!!

My wife and I have been hiking the Chugach Mountains the last few years. Pioneer Peak is our highest summit. Could anyone provide any info on the easiest of the top ten Chugach summits. I know that know mountain is easy, my wife has some problems with the descent. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!! Thank you
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BANNF National park for the first time

Hi, in mid September was looking to go to BANNF for the first time, and was looking for some suggestions. Only have about 4.5 days. Would like to know some of the must do's along with a smaller short overnight trip in the backcountry.
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Critique my Canadian Rockies Itinerary

Heading up to Banff and Jasper for about 10 days in late August. Going solo. Here is the list of climbs I am planning. My primary resource has been Scrambles in Canadian Rockies Guidebook

Mt. Lady McDonald
Mt. Wilcox
Mt. Willington (overnight)
Mt. Edith
Mt. Temple
Mt. Sarbach
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Northeast ridge of Smuts?

Has anyone tried or climbed the northeast ridge of Mount Smuts (the one rising from Smuts-Fist col)? Dow's page on the south ridge says not to descend it, but it sure looked climbable when viewed from the Fist and Tent Ridge. It would also make linking the Fist and Smuts a whole lot more direct and pleasant.
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Exploring Boots (context: Denali's Cassin Ridge)

So, as many of you know, finding a boot for high altitude mountaineering that involves mixed climbing is a bit of a royal pain in the rear. At least that has been my experience. And in all of my initial research and after trying on Spatniks, G2 SM, and others, I was pondering why not an AT ski boot?
There's the Atomic Backlands, the Dynafit TLT's...

What is driving my exploration of this question is ...
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Lotus flower tower

Lotus Flower Tower: If anyone is free 28 July to 12 August and has a Cirque of the Unclimbables trip on their wish list, my partner and I have a float plane booked from Finlayson Lakes to Glacier Lake with Kluane Airways For those dates. At present the plane has capacity for 2 more people to share costs if another team was interested.
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Heads up: new Canadian Rockies peakbagging guidebook

A Peakbagger's Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North
by Ben Nearingburg
by Eric Coulthard
Release Date: 09/05/2017
ISBN 9781771601986
5 x 7 inches
288 pages
$35.00 (CAD)

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmo ... -1.4169368

http://www.rmbooks.com/book_details.php ... 1771601986
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Canadian Rockies conditions & best time to climb


hoping to soon finalize travel plans to the Great White North for a soon upcoming climbing trip (yay!!). While I'm familiar with the area (actually went there last year), if anyone could give what conditions are (shaping up to be) or best time(s) to climb, I would be greatly appreciative, especially for mountains/routes given (prospective wish list):

* Mt. Temple- E. ridge

* Mt. Alberta- Japanese route

* Mt. Robson- Wishbone Arete

Any tips, ...
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