Matthu Pichu
Valdez, Alaska
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06 :11 hrs
3.9 mi
4183 ft
S3+
Backcountry Skiing

Although a strenuous and demanding route, Matthu Pichu offers some of the best and most consistent steep angles in Alaska. Park at the rifle range at the end of Glacier Campground Road and begin your ascent by making your way over to Valdez Glacier Stream via one of the many traveled routes. Use caution when crossing the stream. Freez/thaw cycles can cause various hazards when crossing. After making it across the stream, continue on towards Slater Creek through some, often times, thick brush. Instead of entering the canyon, ascend and traverse up the right side making your way to the upper basin area. From here continue the long journey up the steeps to the high mark of around 4800’. Enjoy great views of Port Valdez, The Valdez Narrows, and of course Matthu Pichu peak on your left before descending down you ascent route.

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