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British Foraker Traverse 1997

Having planned to make the first traverse of Mts Crosson and Foraker from north to south, this team was disappointed on arrival in Alaska to find that two local climbers had just beaten them to it. Rather than repeat the route, they decided to fly to Ruth Gorge to look at a new route on Mt Bradley, 2,774m. However, with bad weather forecast as they flew in, they changed plans yet again and repeated the Central Couloir on the N Face of Mt Barrille, 2,332m, the next day. They were lucky, as from then on the weather became steadily worse, preventing any further mountaineering activity.

May 1997
Geoff Hornby with Tom Nonis of the USA

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