Ascent of Ajungilak on 1998-06-07

Climber: John Starbuck

Others in Party:Lyle Closs
John Gluckmann
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 7, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Airplane
    Elevation:11617 ft / 3540 m

Ascent Trip Report

From a tent base camp on high snow col at 68deg 47min N, 29deg 28min W. 600 metre ascent of steep NW buttress/ridge starting from 68deg 47min N, 29deg 26min W then exiting by tunneling through a cornice to attain fore-peak at 3475 metres (led by Starbuck), then SSE along ridge (part led by Closs) to summit at 3549m, with humongous drop down steep cliffs to SE (circa 2000 metres). Returned same way. A single 'deadman' was our only item of protection on the 600m buttress. Believed by me to go by the name of "Ajungilak"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2431 ft / 740 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2431 ft / 740 m
    Route:NW buttress/ridge
    Start Trailhead:Broad snow col at 2800m  9186 ft / 2799 m
Descent Statistics

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