Brits Climb Big New Route in St. Elias Range

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

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 




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