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Topic - NEW ARTICLE: Climbing Denali's West Buttress, Alaska

UKC Articles - on 05 Oct 2011
Descending from 17 camp to 14 camp, Mt Forraker in the background, 4 kbExperienced alpinist Jon Griffith takes us up Denali's easiest route, the West Buttress.

"First climbed in 1951 the route covers a whopping 16.5 miles of horizontal distance and 13,570ft of ascent from the air strip. Whilst the route itself does not involve any technical climbing it does involve some pretty serious glacial terrain and combined with the intense cold and wind higher up makes this a route not to be underestimated..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4016

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