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Slideshow: A Busy Season in the Revelations


 

[Photo] Clint Helander

Graham Zimmerman leads mixed terrain on Titanic Peak. After summiting their new route, Helander and Zimmerman rested up before leaving to attempt another objective. During the approach however, Zimmerman fell into a hidden crevasse and badly twisted his knee, forcing a retreat.

Despite this season of increased activity, the Revelations remain an area of high potential for exploration. Upon returning from his trip, Welsted wrote that the Revelation Mountains are "a range which is sure to draw more interest from climbers and skiers in the future."

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Sources: Ian Welsted, Graham Zimmerman, 2013 AAJ

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alpinist

Thanks for your close attention, Steve! You are correct—the Angel was first climbed by Greg Collins and Tom Walter who authored several climbs at the head of the Revelations Glacier in 1985. Their ascent followed the southeast buttress and went unreported for several years. For more on the history of the Angel, click here: www.alpinist.com/doc/web13w/wfeature-mugs-2012-helander —Ed.

2014-06-30 17:21:01
Steve Gruhn

Not to take anything away from the accomplishments of Kris Irwin, Darren Vonk, and Ian Welsted, but "previously unclimbed 9265-foot" The Angel was first climbed in 1985 by Greg Collins and Tom Walter. Rumors of a 1986 ascent persist. Clint Helander and Ben Trocki climbed The Angel on April 3, 2012, and Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman reached the summit in the summer of 2013.

2014-06-27 10:18:00
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