Archive for June 8th, 2012
The North Face of Denali, for about the first 17,000 feet, is properly called Wickersham’s Wall, named after WC’s nom de plum. James Wickersham, you may recall, made it about 8,000 feet up Denali in 1903, the first known attempt of the summit.
Here’s a view of Wickersham’s Wall from Camp Denali:
WC thanks Jenna and Simon for their courtesy and hospitality. Camp Denali is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, in the skilled hands of the third generation to operate the facility.
If you haven’t visited Camp Denali, and have the chance, it’s worth the price and effort. And a long view of Wickersham’s Wall, if the mountain favors you.