Pontoon The Hard Way


James McSkimming and Holly Walker climb and ski Pontoon Peak in the Chugach Mountain Range of Alaska in late April of 2013.

Photos by Jason Hummel (alpinestateofmind.com)
First Descent: Jerry Hanse
Vertical: 3800 feet, 58 degrees off the top proper
Aspect: West/Northwest

Named ‘Pontoon’ because… Trevor Peterson and Eric Pehota flew into it, each sitting on a pontoon on either side of the heli.

Special thanks to Glacier Masonry Club for their help accessing the glacier and the sweet base camp!
And thank you to my sponsors for their support: Clif Bar, K2 Skis, Dalbello Boots, Eddie Bauer/First Ascent, Smith Optics, Pow Gloves, Mons Royale, Backcountry.com, Surefoot and Drift Cameras.


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