Mount Everest Foundation
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British Yukon Spring Expedition

After previously attempting to access the area around Mount Upton in 2011 and 2014, the team successfully reached the Kluane icefield in 2018 to attempt a number of first ascents. After a day exploring the glacier further, they made their first summit via a long 3000 foot couloir with a grade of Scottish II. Intermittent storms and fine weather over the following days saw them cycle between being tent bound and ticking off further gullies close to base camp. Two attempts on a further ridge- line were unsuccessful but they made a successful ascent of another peak via a ridge and snowslope traverse to gain the top of a hanging glacier. The area has huge potential for exploration still, with first ascents and repeat ascents still available.

May 2018
Jonathan Wakefield and Glenn Wilks

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