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The Northeast Fork (a.k.a. Valley of Death)

 
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The Northeast Fork (a.k.a. Valley of Death)
June 21st, 2008 - Looking up the NE Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier at around 1 a.m. The Kahiltna Peaks are on the right, Denali rises 11,000 ft above. The Cassin Ridge can be seen cutting across the face.

This valley is also known as the Valley of Death as it is heavily crevassed and avalanches on the Kahiltna Peaks pour across most of the valley (plus a team of climbers once disappeared in here). It is the original approach to the West Rib and the Cassin Ridge routes.

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PellucidWombatSubmitted by PellucidWombat
on Jan 3, 2009 12:09 am

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Object Title: The Northeast Fork (a.k.a. Valley of Death)

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