Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mount Frances: IV, 5.8, 60 degree snow, 1,100m: 10 hours round trip

Mount Frances' south west ridge sits only 30 minutes from Kahiltna base camp, I had seen it for years and only just this year was bored enough to do it. Well it is well worth the effort. Prying oneself away from Lisa's base camp is hard when you can just sit around, drink beer, Gatoritas, eat burritos and receive packages from England, and pick Mark's brian for all of the Alaska Range beta(any better resource?) - but when you do manage to pry yourself away, the SW Ridge is so much fun. 
A few Photos: