When the terrain steepened again, Chris did another two pitches, that we could protect with rock gear. Higher, I took over the lead, and started sniffing for the summit, without breaking stride.
I front pointed up a final hump, and we were there.
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Quentin Keith on Hunter’s West Ridge,
with Mount Foraker behind.
|Looking back across the fairyland on Hunter’s West Ridge.|
|Denali seen from Mount Hunter’s West Ridge.||
All smiles on top of Mount Hunter.
L-R: Quentin Keith, Chris Haaland, Tim Haag. Hunter’s South Summit that Chris climbed earlier is above Tim.
Gerry admiring Foraker, Hunter, and Denali from Talkeetna.
Gerry and Chris Haaland were the seventh and eighth people to climb these three peaks.
Photo by Chris Haaland in 1994.
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