Tag Archives: First ascents

First Ascents: Valentine McGillycuddy on Harney Peak

In nosing around the new book on life around Harney Peak we notice a photo of the tomb of Valentine McGillycuddy on Harney Peak (actually it’s just his ashes). In 1875 he was part of a team surveying the Dakotas. … Continue reading

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Anniversary of First Ascent of Mount McKinley

This item came to us from U.S. News and World Report noting that June 7 is the anniversary of Hudson Stuck’s first ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913. He had started his quest on March 13. Now that’s an Epsicopal … Continue reading

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