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[TR] White Princess - Delta Range - W Ridge/M'ladies Glacier 7/3/2013

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Trip: White Princess - Delta Range - W Ridge/M'ladies Glacier


Date: 7/3/2013


Trip Report:

My friend Eric and I reached a high point somewhere between 9000 and 8500 ft on the W Ridge of White Princess. We encountered rain, hail, snow, wind and low visibility conditions.


We hiked in 12+ miles from the road on the Castner Glacier on July 2nd (7hrs). We camped on the glacier around 5,000ft. July 3rd we climbed to our highpoint. The route was mostly scree and talus with 1500ft of snow and ice between 40 and 50 deg. We returned to camp in 9hrs and hiked back out the way we had came in 5hrs.


more details and photos... Mountain Mischief


Gear Notes:

3 short axes and pons, a short rope and some pickets could have made the route to the summit more reasonable... its alaska so bring clothing for all conditions


Approach Notes:

Richardson Highway bridge over Castner River, follow river to glacier, follow glacier to 3 way branch (7.5 mile straight line), south/Milady branch to base of W Ridge (3 mile straight line)

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