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Rock Climbing Photos : Alpine : Mt. Blackburn's North Ridge

Mt. Blackburn's North Ridge

Mt. Blackburn's North Ridge

This is looking south at the North Ridge of Blackburn in late spring of '99. Due to nasty avalanche conditions we didn't ascend above around 11,500 feet on either the North Ridge or a NW spur of that ridge. Barely visible in this photo is our path around the right side of the first obstacle. Once on the slope above we retreated due to suspect slabs in the snowpack. Later on the NW spur we safely released a slide below us, retreating in fear of setting off a slide above us.

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Rock Climbing Photo Location Photo Location: North_America: United_States: Alaska: Wrangell-Saint_Elias_Ranges: Mt__Blackburn

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