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Alaska Seminar: Climb of Mt. Frances

Hello once again. We went out to play today in the Alaska range. Our objective was Mt Frances which sits just north of the base camp. We are camping at 7,200 ft, Mt Frances sits at 10,450 ft. We left camp at 8 am in the cold morning air, the sun was just coming around the south buttress of Denali to touch the north buttress of Mt Hunter.
Our climbing involved a glacier approach via what some people refer to as rackets or otherwise snowshoes. We then transitioned into our crampons and went climbing up a super fun 1,200 ft chute. We climbed up steep snow surrounded by beautiful Alaskan granite and pitched things out a few times, where we gained the East ridge.
The views from the ridge and summit offered glimpses of some amazing features in the range. Masioli’s tower sticks out in plain site as does the south face of Denali.
Our problem today was that the views quickly disappeared. Some weather came in and it began to snow.  We began our descent and five rappels later we were back on the glacier. Everyone did great and had a super fun time.
The plan is to fly off tomorrow back into Talkeetna.

A very successful trip up here in Alaska.
RMI Guide Jason Thompson


Comments (4)

Oh Man!  I was hoping for a phone call this evening!!  Should I break out my “OUIJA BOARD??”  (Beats a deck of 48 cards!)  I will send some clear weather telepathically!  Will be waiting!  I love you Anthony!!!!

Posted by: Mary Kay on

I hope all is going ok.  We want you to get home safe and sound!

Posted by: Kathy on

Congratulations on the summit of Mt Frances!  Do you know the mountain is named after Frances Randall, who was the first Kahiltna Base Camp manager (1974), an accomplished musician (symphony violinist), and the 6th female to summit Denali (1964). And now you know the rest of the story…!

Posted by: Joe on

Safe trip back to Talkeetna tomorrow

Posted by: Chris chase on

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