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Sea to the Sky, St Elias 2000

This team's 'purist' plan to start climbing from Icy Bay after sailing from Vancouver had to be shelved when their boat was damaged by another vessel, and the approach was completed by hire car with an air drop at the base of the Seward Glacier. Poor weather gave the impression that they were too late in the season, first delaying the establishment of a camp at 1600m and then making navigation impossible through the maze of seracs and chasms higher up. This meant that their planned high-level traverse linking seven peaks could not be achieved, but they were successful in making the first ascent of Mt Baird, 3550m, via its E Ridge, descending by its E Face.

July - August 2000
Dr Alun Hubbard with John Millar from UK and Jay Burbee & Dave Hildes from Canada

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