MOUNT GUNNARSEN

MOUNT GUNNARSEN   2640m   8661′
Mount Gunnarsen is on the watershed at the head of Ledge Creek, 4.3 km west of Mount Odin.
Map 82L/9 Gates Creek. 

1. East Ridge. Start from the KMC helicopter camp at the top of the Odin Creek headwall, go across Odin Glacier and traverse Mount Skade (on the map, but it is not worthy of the name) on the watershed east of Mount Gunnarsen.
The east ridge begins as a dirt streaked buttress (loose, unpleasant) below the east face. Cross a snow patch to the base of the east face. One can scramble grassy ledges or harder rock and slabs. Higher up, the route joins the ridge (good rock). The eastern summit is higher. Glacier (II,4,s).
JB, HB, KL, PM, GM, BMacL, BM, SP, 29/7/1973. 

2. Northwest Face. Descended by Knut Langballe and Peter McIver, July 29, 1973, en route to Laag Mountain. There is some traversing, a steep couloir to be glissaded and a bit of rockfall.

3. West Ridge. The west ridge is rather sharp and does not require the rope. (II,3,s).
JC, KL, 2/8/1973. 

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