British climbers Pete Graham, Ben Silvestre and Will Harris recently completed the tenth ascent (first British) of the 3000m long Infinite Spur on Mt. Foraker (Sultana) 5,304 m, in Alaska.
Mt Foraker, originally named Sultana by the indigenous Tanaina Athabascan people, is the second highest peak in the Central Alaska Range. The Infinite Spur was first climbed in 1977 by American climbers George Lowe and Michael Kennedy. It has now had just 11 ascents.
The most recent ascent was an audacious and fast solo by American climber Colin Haley. Although Colin's ascent went to plan, he was hit by a violent storm on descent.
Here British climber Pete Graham tells his story of the Infinite Spur (Grade 6 5.9 M5 AI4):
Jobs Content Marketing Assistant, Substation Brixton
Elsewhere on the site
Press Release Stanley announces launch of the Aerolight™
Fri Night Vid Fields of Gold - Wadi Rum Bouldering
In this week's Friday Night Video, Luke fletcher, Zoe Wood, Duncan Cunningham and Eadan Cunningham travel to the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan with the aim of exploring the landscape for bouldering and putting up new lines. With the help of some...
In Focus Custodians of the Stone
Podcast Mountain Air - 8. J. Robert Harris on a Lifetime of Adventure