Pichler's Perch, the MCA's first hut, built in 1964, is the forerunner of the Eklutna Traverse system of shelters.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Snow travel school at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Brian Aho.

Carrie Wang illustrates the proper technique for a Butterfly Knot.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

St. Elias mountains from Mt Bear area. St. Elias National Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

MCA Ice Climbing Festival Sept 22-24, 2017

The 2017 MCA Ice Climbing Festival is happening Friday September 22nd through Sunday September 24th. Check out the Ice Fest page to get more details and registration information:

http://www.mtnclubak.org/index.cfm/What-We-Do/MCA-Training/MCA-Ice-Climbing-Festival


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Many thanks to: Wayne Todd, Tim Silvers, Ross Noffsinger, Steve Gruhn, Carrie Wang, Billy Finley and many others who provided information, ideas and photos. And thanks to Willy Hersman who created, managed and hosted the first MCA website, without which this site's development would have been so much more difficult. Current website donated by Couloir Graphics.