National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph by Bradford Washburn IN THE MIGHTY PEAK'S GLITTERING ARMOR, CLIMBERS HAVE FOUND BUT ONE CHINK-KARSTENS'RIDGE, ON THE NORTHEAST FACE All conquerors and near-conquerors have trudged up the Muldrow Glacier (right). To avoid impassable icefalls between that glacier and the Harper Glacier above, climbers have taken to the ice-buried knife-edge of Karstens' Ridge (center, left of ice cliffs). Then the way follows up theHarper Glacier toeither the north peak (right), or the higher south peak. Two Alaskan sourdoughs, pioneering the route in 1910, attained the north summit. The south peak was first subdued in1913 by the party under Archdeacon Hudson Stuck. In 1932 the Lindley-Liek expedition climbed both peaks (page 78).