National Geographic : 1911 Jun
0 C) N A HANGING GLACIER ALONG RUTH GLACIER, WHICH WINDS ITS WAY NORTHWARD TO THE GREAT AMPHITHEATER BASIN ATTHE SOUTHERN BASE OF MOUNT MCKINLEY Weather conditions in Alaska are sub-arctic, and the excessive glaciation has digged out tremendously steep amphitheaters with pre cipitous cliffs. The glaciers pouring into these amphitheaters are all "hanging" and bristling with seracs. The attempts toscale Mount McKinley, all of which have thus far proved failures, show that the only method of ascent is fromthe northern side, according tothe program outlined in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE in January, 1903, by Alfred H. Brooks, Chiefofthe Alaskan Division oftheU.S. Geological Survey. Photo by Waldemar H. Grassi.