Markus Stofer on Mt. Huntington's French (Northwest) Ridge in 2003. Stofer, Bruno Hasler, Iwan Wolf and Urs Stocker made a twenty-four-hour "speed ascent of [most of] the French Ridge," as Hasler noted in The American Alpine Journal, turning around fifty meters below the summit because of high objective hazards. When Kelly Cordes and Scott DeCapio completed the first one-day ascent of the mountain in 1998, Cordes commented, "I now understand why so many people stop at, ahem, 'the end of the difficulties.'" [Photo] Bruno Hasler
Posted on: June 1, 2007
Overshadowed by the neighboring Denali, Alaska's Mt. Huntington is as elusive as it is enticing. Clay Wadman delivers the backstory to this magic mountain, while David Roberts, Jack Roberts, Jay Smith and Katsutaka Yokoyama recount their adventures on the world's most aesthetic 12,000-foot peak.