Mount Everest Foundation
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British Buckskin 2005

It is well known that the weather can have a major effect on mountain areas. Hence this team was unable to land on the Buckskin glacier due to poor surface conditions (unbridged crevasses covered by powder snow) and even though they managed to land on the Upper Ruth glacier were unable to make any progress towards climbing either of their objectives - the NE face of Bear Tooth (3069m) and the N buttress of Moose's Tooth (3156m). The rock on both peaks was also covered with powder snow with no ice, causing dangerous avalanche conditions. The moral - don't go to Alaska in the autumn after a record dry summer!

September - October 2005
Paul Ramsden with Rich Cross from Britain

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