Alaska Range - LIttle Switzerland

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Alaska Range - LIttle Switzerland

Submitted By: Pdiddy on April 26, 2012

Administrator: Pdiddy

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Featured Descent

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Hour Glass

The Descent is the obvious funnel on the north side of the 11583 knob.  This line chokes down to about five feet wide and then opens up again for the exit of the avy path.  Be cautious!! If the bowl up top rips it will carry you over 50+ foot rocks.

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Little Switzerland is more popular for long, moderate rock and alpine climbing in May and June.  There are many opportunities for descents from mild to wild.    Views of Mt. Foraker and myriad 10,000 to 12,000 ft jagged peaks never get old.  Crevasse danger is real and one should be familiar with crevasse rescue here.

How to Get There

You will need to take a plane to get to the Pika glacier- Talkeetna Air Taxi is the choice of most climbers.

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