Mt. BONA 16,421ft
ALASKA GRADE II
Date: May 21nd - Jun 1nd, 2011
“The Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest National park in the U.S…combined with the Kluane National Parks [in the Yukon] is it the largest protected mountain echo system on the North American continent. Again Combining it with the Chugach Range to the West it the largest area of protected wilderness on earth” ~Colby Coombs
If you are looking for the next step in mountaineering, an introduction into expedition climbing, or simply to join the team effort of climbing a big Alaskan peak than look no further. Climb Mt. Bona with International Mountain Guides with lead guide Mark Allen this spring. George Dunn IMG owner and director of IMG Alaskan Ascents says “ This is the best progression for folks interested in going on to climb Denali.”
Mt. Bona is a dormant composite volcano seated at the top if the Klutlan Glacier and is the highest 16,000-foot peak in Wrangell/St. Elias National Park. This range sees a fraction of the visitors when compared to Alaska Range and for that has an aura of remoteness that joins this trip. It is most likely the least visited National Park in the U.S. Surprisingly it’s easily accessible from Anchorage via the world renowned bush pilot Paul Clause that is an adventure in it of itself. He is the gateway to the Wrangle Mountains.
Skills covered on this expedition are learned as you participate as a member of the climbing team. The materials that we will be covering are in a progression to the skills learned in other alpine courses or climbs you have been on. Do not be mistaken this is a climbing expedition, but there are going to be several opportunities to broaden your skills as a Mountaineer. Bellow is a list of skills you can expect to see on this expedition.
*Expedition gear and its use
*Basic skills with ice axe and crampons
*Sled rigging and use
*Expedition camp building and maintenance
*Construction of snow caves and snow shelters
*Ascending and descending fixed ropes
*Building snow anchors and anchor systems
*Expedition glacier travel and route finding
*Crevasse rescue practice
*Lectures on high altitude medicine and prevention of cold weather injuries
*Avalanche hazard evaluation
BOOK THIS TRIP: Contact me directly so I can walk you through the registration personally. Contact me via e: mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you all squared away.
To learn more about this expedition go to the INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN GUIDES web site in the RELATED LINKS above. Looks forward to seeing you all this spring in AK.