Brits Climb Big New Route in St. Elias Range

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A grossly foreshortened view of 15,600-foot Good Neighbor Peak. The southwest spur is along the left skyline. Photo by Paul Schweizer.

Brits Climb Big New Route in St. Elias Range

News Link: Paul Schweizer and Simon Yates made the first ascent of the southwest spur of 15,600-foot Good Neighbor Peak in the St. Elias Range, on the Alaska-Yukon border. The British pair climbed the 8,000-foot buttress in five days, with another two days for the descent.

In 2005, Schweizer and Yates climbed a new route on the west face of Mt. Alverstone in the same area.

Read more about this year’s ascent at the BMC website.

Date of Ascent: May 2009

Source:Thebmc.co.uk

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