/ NEWS: Brits add New Route to Mount Hunter North Buttress

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UKC News 27 May 2011
Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker at the cornice bivvy, The Cartwright Connection, 5 kbBritish Alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker have added a significant new route to the North Buttress of Mount Hunter, Alaska.

The Cartwright Connection (M6, AI6, 5.8, A2) initially tackles new ground and joins the Moonflower Buttress at the Vision, above the second ice band.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=62394

Dinger 27 May 2011
In reply to UKC News:
Awesome effort lads. I love the expedition blog; Matt and Jon on the route so we are treated to the musings of their cameraman. Looking forward to seeing the video footage, the photos I've seen look amazing.
matthewtraver 27 May 2011
In reply to Dinger:

Top stuff, very impressive and inspiring work : ) Go Britain, Go.
creag 28 May 2011
In reply to matthewtraver:
Amazing!! and thats just the teeth!!! Route is great too
bomb29 May 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Awesome. Sounds horrific! And amazing (and says a lot about these forums) that this has less replies than some rich kid getting dragged up the seven summits. That shouldn't even be news, this is proper.
liz j 29 May 2011
In reply to UKC News:
Nice work guys!!
Mr. K 29 May 2011
In reply to UKC News: Great story and pictures, inspiring stuff lads. Far more interesting than some seven summits breeze.
Wee Davie 29 May 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Looks incredible!
r0x0r.wolfo 30 May 2011
Wow, interesting ground above indeed!
iClimber 30 May 2011
Absolutely brilliant, well done chaps!
Gazleah 11 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News: Nice one! awesome ascent
Dave 88 12 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:

This is amazing! Definately worth having a look at the blog, some pretty outrageous photos on there.

Well done chaps!
James Jackson 12 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Wow, from the blog photos the route looks wild!
Alastair Lee 16 Jun 2011
In reply to James Jackson: Just put a trailer about this route online, which you might like to see - http://www.posingproductions.com/video.php?form_action=play&video_id=218
Dave 88 16 Jun 2011
In reply to Alastair Lee:

That was cracking, cheers for posting. Looking forward to the full vid coming out.
j mace 28 Jun 2011
In reply to Dave 88:

So they didnt summit? Would this be an attempt then?
RBK 28 Jun 2011
In reply to j mace: It depends who you ask, certainly Colin Haley thinks so and his recent blog post made interesting reading as ever. I would say it's definitely a route, when somebody subsequently climbs it in better style it will be a great effort .
Jon Bracey 28 Jun 2011
In reply to j mace:

In mountaineering there are no set rules and its up to the climbing community as a whole to decide what is acceptable or not. 'The Cartwright Connection' is not the first new route on the North Buttress of Mt Hunter which was not climbed to the summit. In the alps new routes are normally claimed if they join up with existing routes and then rappelled.

It often seems that people apply one set of rules for some and different rules for others! I got slated by some people for claiming the first complete ascent of the NW face of Mt Kennedy (The Artic Discipline Wall).

Most of the people who cast judgement are completely unimformed......do yourself a favour and get out climbing instead of talking about it.

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