AI3 Steep Snow X
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6500 ft, Grade III|
|Page Views:||472 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor-B. on Oct 27, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionThe North Face of Ahtna Peak is one of the most striking and beautiful features in the Wrangell Mountains.
The North Face is described in Colby Coombs "Alaska Guide Book." Expect thousands of feet of blue alpine ice. The ridge may be difficult to gain due to a large bergshrund that runs across the face and ridge.
The LZ is the same as Rime Peak, 7,000ft on the Nabesna Glacier. A camp can be made in a maze of crevasses at 8,000ft that kind of protects you from big avalanches coming off of Ahtna Peak. Another camp can be made at 12,000ft in the col between Ahtna and Rime Peak. Gaining this col is very avalanche prone due to wind loading.