Uisdean Hawthorn
 Mt hunter North Buttress on the flight into Kahiltna base camp. 


Tom Livingstone and I headed to Alaska for 7 weeks this spring. We climbed high on Mt Hunters North Buttress via the Moonflower before the weather forced us to retreat. After we made our way to 1400ft camp where we spent the rest of the trip. We waited out a few storms here and did some day walks to acclimatise, on the last one we summited Denali. We waited out more bad weather and after realising we wouldn't get any better weather on our trip, we went optimistically to go and try the Slovak Direct on the south face despite a mixed forecast. Alaska forecasts are more of a guideline anyway, we hoped it would be wrong and be better than it said. The forecast was wrong, unfortunately the forecast went the other way and got worse, resulting in us having to retreat from low on the route. That left us with a long walk out of the East Fork and back to 14000ft camp to retrieve our gear and head home.