First Ascents Trip Summit!

We got a super fun dispatch from our First Ascents crew this morning. After a 4 day weather delay (!!) they finally got out on Sunday morning, but instead of going to the area originally selected (near the eastern end of the Bagley Icefield), they headed for the only area that had flyable weather: north of McCarthy to the ridgeline on the other side of Mt. Blackburn. They had their eye on Peak 11,191, which has an uncertain history of possibly one or maybe no successful summits, but the records are fuzzy.

After an unsuccessful attempt at the peak two days ago (the blustery, white-out conditions shut them down), they reached the summit this morning and joyous celebrating ensued! Listen to the dispatch and wish them luck as they finish out their trip with a few more fun days of climbing in that beautiful area.

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