Selected Stories

Below are some classic past issues of Scree that contain lore often told around campfires and within storm-bound tents throughout Alaska. Not only do past issues contain detailed route information for mountains all over Alaska - they also showcase excellent writing from climbers past and present.

The downloads below contain the following classic stories:


(1,147 KB)
1967 May Scree
Includes William Hauser's account of a fall on Byron Peak and Nick Parker's writeup of Isthmus Peak.

(730 KB)
1984 June Scree
Includes Dave Johnston's poem of a winter ascent of Mt. Sanford.

(862 KB)
1990 October Scree
Includes accounts of construction of the Scandinavian and Bomber Huts, Tom Choate's 1990 traverse of the Sargent Icefield and Joel Babb's Pichler's to Peters Creek traverse.

(1,351 KB)
1978 January Scree
Includes Brian Okonek's Goat Rock traverse, and his article Across the Grain (part of his collection Some Climbs in the Alaska Range).

(2,783 KB)
2006 October Scree
Includes Mintaineering, an article by Wayne Todd describing climbs from the Mint Hut.

(3,960 KB)
2010 May Scree
Includes a fun climbing adventure, described by Harold Faust, of an ascent of Kindling Mountain, Seward Alaska.

(7,750 KB)
2019 January Scree
January 2019 Scree

(10,316 KB)
2020 January Scree
January 2020 Scree

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