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Belmore Browne’s 1912 Climb of Mount McKinley

By | June 15, 2012 - 11:46 am

Jack London and Robert Service contributed much to the public’s perception of Alaska even though most of their adventures took place in Canada.  Just as influential but much less remembered is Belmore Browne, an artist and outdoorsman who tried to climb Mount McKinley a hundred years ago this month.

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Luc Mehl, Brad Marden and Josh Mumm made a lightening-fast ascent of Belmore's Route, summer 2011. Photo by Eben Sargent.

Up Glacier Creek. Pack-raft trip, summer 2011, Arthur Mannix, Karen and Gordy Vernon went up the side of the Muldrow Glacier (along Glacier Creek) over Anderson Pass (Belmore called it Mukluk Pass), down the West Fork Glacier and rafted out down the West Fork of the Chulitna River. Photo provided by Arthur Mannix.

Descend White Fork glacier. Pack-raft trip, summer 2011, Arthur Mannix, Karen and Gordy Vernon went up the side of the Muldrow Glacier (along Glacier Creek) over Anderson Pass (Belmore called it Mukluk Pass), down the West Fork Glacier and rafted out down the West Fork of the Chulitna River. Photo provided by Arthur Mannix.

Gordy Snout Rapids. Pack-raft trip, summer 2011, Arthur Mannix, Karen and Gordy Vernon went up the side of the Muldrow Glacier (along Glacier Creek) over Anderson Pass (Belmore called it Mukluk Pass), down the West Fork Glacier and rafted out down the West Fork of the Chulitna River. Photo provided by Arthur Mannix.

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