Human skis, airplane skis, backcountry gear, crevasse rescue gear, and jerry cans for avgas: the things in the back of the truck right now. Just traded skis for wheels, but shredded some AK Range pow one last time. Time to refocus on mom stuff and work goals 'cause I've been slipping in those departments. #lastoneoffthelake#alaskarange#backcountryskiing
Aunque no la conozco, quiero felicitar a la ex novia de @megavolts el suizo por haberle enseñado a tomar mate. Como experta del mate estilo gringo, puedo decir que el mate que me ofreció en la cumbre fue de los mejores mates estilo gringo que he tomado.
Somehow I manage to trick some incredible humans into going deeply into the wildest mountains with me. Most recently I convinced one of my best friends, @calebhelkenn, to venture into the land of crevasses, avalanches, and snow storms to attempt a ski traverse from the Ruth Glacier to the Parks Highway. Objectives are definitely worth getting excited about, but having these intensely wild experiences with your friends is something to savor even more. I am thankful that I have continued to trick some of the best humans into adventuring with me. #thisisalaska#ruthglacier#bigassmountains#snowstorm#747pass#alaskarange#ski
Happy Earth Day from our 12 Day Mountaineering Course on the Kahiltna Glacier, the heart of the Alaska Range. They moved camp today and will be skiing, snow camping, and climbing as they make their way down glacier to their destination Pika Glacier aka “Little Switzerland “. Photo: Melis Coady @alaskamountaineeringschool @denalinps @akavalancheschool #mountains#alaskarange#adventure#greatoutdoors
Remotely landing on a glacier in the Alaska Range sits at the top of the list of the most exciting and frightening moments in my life. Here @elliotgaddy drops into the Great Gorge with a crew of climbers who are moments away from experiencing the intense sensation of sudden desertion on the Ruth Glacier. #thisisalaska#alaskarange#ruthglacier#ski#alpineclimbing @alaskaguidecollective @talkeetnaair @denalinps
Mid-route on an Alaskan classic, The Moose's Tooth, Alaska. 📷: @elias.the.spaniard
Every spring many of the world's best alpine climbers make the migration to Alaska to test themselves in the Alaska Range. The array, diversity, and ability to make it as hard as you want it, make the Alaska Range one of the premier alpine climbing destinations in the world. While the world's best are still finding plenty of first ascents, classic climbs, such as Ham and Eggs on the Moose's Tooth beckon us mortals. @elias.the.spaniard just returned from guiding a successful ascent of Ham and Eggs with some spectacular photos, including this one caught mid-route from a belay station.
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The East Face of the Mooses Tooth and the Bears Tooth. 4,500 vertical feet of rowdy alpine terrain, and home to some of my favorite route names such as "Arctic Rage" (Gilmore/ Mahoney AI 6 R, A2, 4500') and "Dance of the Woo Li Masters" (Bridwell / Stump, VI 5.9 AI 4, A4, 1520 m). I don't think anyone is visiting this face this spring, though I can recall when the glacier almost seemed crowded. Funny how areas go in and out of fashion. #moosestooth#alaskarange#alpineclimbing
A unique profile of the most majestic range on the continent. From left to right: the chasm of the Great Gorge, the 20,310' summit of Denali, and the granite fastness of the Mooses Tooth... ahhhhhh. Taken from the top of a ski run last week. My soul will wander these mountains forever. #alaskarange#truelove#happyplace
So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.