1961 Photos of the Ascent of Cassin Ridge

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaclibrary/3798757956
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaclibrary/3798757956

The American Alpine Club just published a set of pictures from Richard Cassin’s ascent of Mount McKinley. His route, to become known as Cassin Ridge, was the most technical route climbed on the mountain at that time.

Seeing the equipment they used 50 years ago makes me appreciate Gore-Tex and synthetic fabrics.

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