Monthly Archives: July 2009

Culture and Climbing in Alaska: Day 10

Day 10 Sunday May 24th: We moved to 17 camp today.  We woke in cold temperatures hours before the sun was due to warm up camp.  The cold motivated us to keep moving while we packed up everything either to … Continue reading

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Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 6 – 9

RandR Day 6 Wednesday May 20th: Our first rest day!  Sleeping in was required then breakfast became brunch which quickly turned into lunch as we grazed through our food supply for several hours.    On a somber note we learned … Continue reading

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Unplanned Brick: Getting off the DL!

  http://a4.vox-data.com/6a00f30f567184000101101676ce94860c-html I sprained my ankle trail running two weeks ago in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.  Since Ultrathoner already took the time to write about our outing there is no need for me to duplicate it. Houston we have a … Continue reading

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Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 4 & 5

Day 4 Monday May 18th: We woke to another nice day, this time with the help of an alarm clock to get us going earlier than the previous mornings.  After breakfast it took us an hour to pack and rope … Continue reading

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Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 2 & 3

7800_Camp Day 2 Saturday May 16th:  Climbing in Alaska in May means it never gets dark.  While the sun may go behind the mountain, which has around 17,000 feet of relief, it does not set.  At best your tent might … Continue reading

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Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Prelude & Day 1

   Denali requires respect.  It also requires skill and a lot of planning especially if you are not using one of the six authorized guide services.  So with these points in mind I have previously filed an attempt on Denali … Continue reading

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