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Routes in Ahtna Peak

North Face AI3 X
Type: Ice, Alpine, 6500 ft, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 454 total, 9/month
Shared By: Taylor-B. on Oct 27, 2013
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description

The 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.

Protection

Expedition kit, a bunch or ice screws and pickets.

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