Mount Sanford

Mount Sanford Trip Report (#6902)

  • Signed By: Robert Tombs of Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Date submitted: March 16, 1999
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Neutral

I led a group of six climbers from University of Alaska in what I believe was the first winter ascent of Mount Sanford. We spent twelve days on the trip, sking in and out from the highway. We spent three days at 13,500 in a bad storm before summitting. We got disoriented coming down (the mountain is a cone without prominent ridges) and spent the night in a crevasse. Several of us had moderate frostbite. Terris Moore of the successful Washburn dog sled expedition of the mid 1930s attended our slide show after we returned to Fairbanks.

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