/ NEWS: Mount Hunter Success for Jon Bracey and Andy Houseman

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Michael Ryan - on 21 May 2007
The British team of Jon Bracey (30) and Andrew Houseman (25) made the second ascent of The French Route on the formidable North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska's Mount Hunter (4441m-14,573ft) .

The French Route had not had an ascent since it was first climbed by Benoit Grison and Yv...

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Michael Ryan - on 21 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Report updated with a first person account by Jon Bracey.

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Jonno on 21 May 2007 - user-544154a2.l5.c5.dsl.pol.co.uk
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Whoopee !
TRip - on 21 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
top effort lads, looks full of gnarrrl!

anyone know how hard the climbing was? Alaska in its self looks a scary place, before you add the cold, the altitude and then technical climbing with a big pack.
Scott_M@c - on 21 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Really good effort lads!
jopari - on 23 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
Great effort. I take it this is the same Jon Bracey I went to uni with (Leeds Uni) where he never let on he had such drive! (very laid-back from what I remember).

wyeme on 24 May 2007 - 141.9.rb4.adsl.brightview.com
In reply to jopari:
The very same
Ellen (lardy, ginger, ex-leeds-geologist, likes VDiffs)
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jopari - on 24 May 2007
In reply to wyeme:
Aha, Graham, ginger ex-Geog/Geol at Leeds.

I remember Jon was always one for climbing and jumping off stuff on field trips (normally after a few beers), didn't realise it was training for climbing big icy stuff!

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