Canadians climb Harvard Route, and other Alaska news
The Harvard Route is a classic in the Alaska Range. The Harvard is a mixed route with steep aid climbing on some of the best granite in the range. Mount Huntington is one of the most aesthetic peaks in North America.
On May 4, Canmore-based Bryce Brown and Thunder Bay climber Nick Buda climbed the Harvard Route, the pair are now back at base camp.
David Roberts, who made the first ascent of The Harvard Route in 1965, named the Revelations range during the first expedition to the region in 1967.
During April, other Canadians visited the Alaska’s Revelations range and climbed three new routes, see here for the story.
Also in the Revelations, Clint Helander and Graham Zimmerman made the first ascent of the west face of Titanic Peak, the last ascent of the peak was in 1981 by Fred Beckey, Doug McCarty and Craig Tillery.
The off-piste Kitchatna Spires were visited by Ben Erdmann and Jess Roskelley who climbed two new routes. The Snickle Fritz 5.9, A2, M5, 80 degrees, a 500-metre mixed line above the Trident Glacier and The Erdmann/Roskelley on the northeast face of Augustin Peak, IV, M3, 70 degrees.
[shareprints gallery_id=”13041″ gallery_type=”thumb_slider” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]Photo by Bryce Brown and Nick Buda