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British Kluane Icefields – Staircase Glacier

Virtually nothing was known of the mountains around the Stairway Glacier (part of the St Elias range) in the Kluane Ice Fields NP suggesting that this team might have been the first climbers to visit: prior to departure, they identified fifteen possible objectives. Access was by ski-plane flying from Silver City which dropped them on the glacier: from three separate camps they made first ascents (up to Scottish grades 2/3) of nine of the peaks with heights ranging from 3160m to 3490m.

May - June 2009
Glenn Wilks with Jenny Foister, Peter McCombie & Mark Weeding

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