The AWESOME Karstens Ridge & Harper Glacier-Mount McKinley, AK

This image, taken from our Cessina, is frightening. It shows the original route above the Mundrow Glacier that many of the original climbers used. Today, most climbers used the West Buttress route pioneered by Bradford Washburn. Karstens ridge, and variations, is still used by some climbers, although the approach is longer.


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McCannster - May 1, 2008 12:43 am - Voted 10/10

Hi Bernard....

You have some awesome pictures. Is that the summit of Denali up there?


bnegrin - Jan 24, 2009 7:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Bernard I. Negrin

To McCannster,
That is the summit of Denali. Hope you have a great, and safe, climb.


findinglife - Jan 7, 2012 2:41 pm - Hasn't voted


Great shot! Imagine the original successful first ascent team cut steps for almost 3 miles with primitive gear by today's standards.

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