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White Princess from a few miles up the Castner. All White Princess pictures I posted were taken by my partners Rusty Meyer and Mike Miller.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadLovely

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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mountain!
Posted Mar 7, 2007 1:54 pm

RobertPetersen11White Princess

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A Few Words: In 1952 when I was 19, I got a summer job with USSR&M in the gold fields north of Fairbanks. Met a guy that wanted to climb the White Princess up the Castner Glacier. I had mountaineering experience in Washington State, and we met a third guy and set out for the climb. In 1952 the snout of the glacier was quit close to the road. We slogged up to where I think the Thayer Hut is now, and made base camp. Lots of open cravass area on the glacier with not so much maran on it then. In the course of a few days, we did summit the White Princess as well of a few other high points. I think it was a first assent of WP. There was no evidence of anyone being where our base camp was or at or on the Mt. From pictures I have seen of the Castner Glacier it really looks like it has shrunk. Anyway that was one of the better climbs of my life. Wish I could go back there. You have some great shots of the area that we never got.

Posted Jan 7, 2011 10:05 pm

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It is a really cool place. Thanks for sharing the story
Posted Jan 21, 2011 7:43 pm

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colintSubmitted by colint
on Mar 7, 2007 12:14 am

Image ID: 275898
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Lat/Lon: 63.42000°N / 145.4205°W
Object Title: the mountain