Our Climb Up Mt. Kennedy Robert Kennedy Life Magazine 1965

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
That had to be Joe Faint's biggest ascent!
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
Jan 22, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
Actually, Steve, I think Faint became estranged from the others and didn't summit. Would love to hear his side of the story.

I was with the second ascent group in '77. We walk/skied in and out from the road at Kluane Lake. We had about 2,000 feet of rope that we kind of moved around on the route. We took all the stuff down with us. I think the first ascent guys used 6,000 feet of fixed which is hard to imagine, sort of, because it's about a 6,000 foot route. We had heard they left it on the route, but we didn't see any of it. We hardly had two good days in a row, so it would have been hard to alpine it, even if we had been up to it. I think a lot of failures on that route were simply due to running out of time. The weather isn't life-threateningly horrible, but just bad enough that you'd rather be in base camp.

Thirty-five of the best days of my life.
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jun 23, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
I've been drive by camping for the past week through parts of Alaska and the Yukon. This place is gorgeous! We drove by Kuane NP got passed by one truck and hardly seen anyone else except bear and moose. Coming back into the US we took the northern most recognized entry and it was such a clear day we could see mountains to the North, mountains to the West and another beautiful range to the South.

Now sitting by a stream north of the Chugach this was an enjoyable read. Thanks!

Aloha,
Will
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 23, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
So sweet to name Mount Kennedy after a president who mounted interns.

JFK was cool
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 23, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Dolomite

Sadly Joe left us a number of years ago.

I would love to see some photos of your climb in 77.

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 24, 2012 - 06:37am PT
Nohea, Sounds like a nice way to spend your time. I would love to be doing the same.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jun 24, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Great thread, Steve, with some fine digressions, of the type that occur only on ST.

I remember being enthralled by that Life magazine article when it came out and now it seems pretty impressive that Bobby Kennedy was able to climb that thing.

It ain't flag football.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
The cover of Life was pretty unavoidable BITD.

Interesting to ponder how different events would have been had Bobby become president.

We may yet have a climber in the White House should a Udall throw his hat in.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jun 24, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
Far Freekin' Out! Totally cool trip down memory lane.
As always Steve, TFPU!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Icy Blue Camalot Bump.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2014 - 10:45am PT
A press photo of RFK at work as it appeared in the Miami Herald Wednesday March 24, 1965.

Avery

climber
NZ
Dec 27, 2014 - 04:27pm PT
I've got to hand it to you, Steve, your a living encyclopedia!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 28, 2014 - 03:30am PT
Kennedy on Kennedy

I remember reading that article, and I recall that it was fairly inspiring at the time.
richross

Trad climber
Dec 28, 2014 - 08:58am PT
Photo of Bobby Kennedy and Stewart Udall I took in 1967.

Taken with my polaroid swinger camera.


http://www.whitewaterderby.com/history.php#1967
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2014 - 10:45am PT
Nice!

Lots of names at that event!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 28, 2014 - 11:30am PT

Saw an inscription from RK to Washburn in RK's book that he'd gifted to Brad. Signed it "Bobby", which, I'd heard was fairly rare and indicated they'd had a more than casual relationship.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2015 - 01:01pm PT
Bump for Bobby...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2016 - 02:12pm PT
Another press photo from this expedition featuring Jim Whittaker and Bradford Washburn alongside Bobby Kennedy.

Klimmer2.0

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 20, 2019 - 01:14pm PT
Such a great thread on American history and its climbing related!!!!

I've linked this to the JFK JR. thread ...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/3194497/Did-JFK-JR-ever-climb-Very-On-Topic
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