SKAGIT ALPINISM

Begguya North Butress Solo Ascent

June 1st, 2017

  I’ve just returned to Seattle from a trip to the Central Alaska Range, which was shorter than most with only two weeks of camping at Kahiltna Base Camp, but more successful than some Alaska Range trips I’ve done three times the length. In May 2012 I attempted to solo Begguya (the third-highest peak in the Central Alaska Range) via the North Buttress, and in a state of extreme exhaustion I turned around and descended […]

The line that I soloed on Begguya. It is roughly 2000 meters of elevation gain from the bergschrund to the summit.