Steve Carroll and Philip Kauffman, both graduates of MIT in the early 80s and Patrick Simmons of Seattle died in an avalanche on Mt. Orville in Alaska. Carroll currently was from South Hampton, NH and Kauffman was currently from Seattle. Mt Orville is 10,495 ft and is in Glacier Bay National Park. They apparently successfully summitted and were descending when an avalanche hit them and carried them 2000 ft down.
All of them were killed. This was apparently the 1st ascent of Mt. Orville. It was their 3rd attempt at climbing Mt. Orville since 1992. The avalanche was probably precipitated by unseasonably warm weather. All three had been climbing for about 15 years and had lots of experience. This happened on Monday... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)