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Mount Bona and Mount Churchill
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Mount Bona and Mount Churchill Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Oct 27, 2013
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I put these two peaks together because they are one giant peak or stratovolcano. The two peaks are separated by a large plateau-caldera at 14,000ft that spans three miles. They became "separate" peaks when they erupted and caused the White River Ash Incident, it is believed that this gigantic eruption is responsible for weather pattern change and the forced migration of humans to move south and populate the continent.

Mount Bona was named by the Duke of the Abruzzi in 1897, who saw the peak while making the first ascent of Mount Saint Elias, he named it after his racing yacht. The mountain was first climbed in 1930 by Allen Carpé, Terris Moore, and Andrew Taylor, from the Russell Glacier.
Mount Churchill was first climbed in 1951 by R. Gates and J. Lindberg.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The knife ridge of Mount Churchill with Mount Bona...

The East Slope/Ridge   Alaska : Wrangell St. Elias NP : ... : Mount Bona and Mount Church...
Fly into the Klutlan Glacier at about 10,000ft. Take care in this area, for there have been a lot of crevasse falls and accidents. Aside from the dangers, these two peaks are excellent skiing objectives and the terrain allows you to put in as many camps as needed or none. From 10,000ft ascend up to the left of a very broken rib of glacier with some seracs, to about 12,500ft. To the climbers left side of the rib can be a wind loaded ramp that provides the best snow bridges across the crevasses. 1...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alaska

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