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.