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This is the view from the crevasse at 14 camp on Denali where you throw your poop. Beautiful and functional. This video was shot the morning we skied out. The wind has just laid down, finally. It had been gusting 35-40mph for more than 24 hrs. #climbdenali #denalinps #denaliclimb #denali #westbuttress #mountainclimbing #expedition #mckinley #mountaineering #climbhigh #nps #sevensummits #kahiltna #glaciertravel #alaskarange #mountainlife #skitouring #skidenali #backcountryskiing #skimountaineering #snowcamping #offpiste #shotoniphone

**..FAST FACT | The #CONTINENTS of the WORLD..** 3) NORTH #AMERICA - Is the 4th Populous Continent in the World, with a population of over 579 million people, having 23 Sovereign States, and is the 3rd Largest Continent covers a land area of about 24,709,000 Km2 (9,540,000 Sq mi), about 16.5% of the Earth's land area. The United States and #Canada are the largest country on the continent.
▶▶..North America is within the Northern and Western Hemispheres. It is bordered by the #Arctic Ocean on the North, #Atlantic to the East, by #Pacific Ocean to the West and South, and by the South America and #Caribbean Sea to the Southeast.
▶▶..Mount #DENALI, also called Mount #McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America with a summit elevation of 20,310 ft (6,190 meters) above sea level. It is the 3rd most prominent, and the 3rd most isolation peak on Earth, after Mount #Everest and #Aconcagua.
▶▶..There are 5 large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain; the #Kahiltna Glaciers--which is the longest glacier in the Alaska Range with a length of 71-km (44 mi), the #Peter Glacier on the northwest side of the Massif, the #Muldrow falls from northeast slopes, the #Traleika on the Eastern side of the Massif, and the #Ruth Glacier lies to the southeast of the mountain.
▶▶..#Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in the Death Valley National Park, is the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level.

Not only is Denali National Park 🏔 on my bucket list but so is taking a ski plane trip and visiting Kahiltna Glacier ❄️. #jealous #alaskaairmen 📸credit: @allisonleeward

Denali 2018: Day 20
We called it quits today, June 13th. Heading home on foot for many people can take over 12 hours and may require sleeping beside the trail for a few hours depending on what time you leave. But we skied down. What took us 5 days to ascend only took 5 hours to descend. 12.7 miles, 7,000 feet, 5:40 hr. This morning just befor we left @mountainman6 nearly convinced me to stay on with his team for a few more days to try and give the summit one more go, and I actually considered it for about 30 seconds. But check out his Instagram—they spent the better part of the next week just shoveling out their tent trying to keep up with 8+ feet of snowfall. No teams were able to summit for that whole time period. Good thing we left. After arriving back at base camp we discovered the 3 feet of snow we had piled on top of our cache was completely melted out, exposing our prized Rainier beers to a little sun and keeping them at perfect temperature for a toast and celebration to a safe and “successful” trip. #climbdenali #denalinps #denaliclimb #denali #westbuttress #mountainclimbing #expedition #mckinley #mountaineering #climbhigh #nps #sevensummits #denalibasecamp #kahiltna #glaciertravel #alaskarange #mountainlife #skitouring #skidenali #backcountryskiing #skimountaineering #snowcamping #offpiste #snowcave #shotoniphone #rainierbeer

“Slip inside the eye of your mind, don’t you know you might find, a better place to play. But don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.” Thanks #Oasis. @naomischware looks back down the glacier we’re hauling 247 pounds of gear and food through. Being outside has changed us for the better, maybe it can change you too. Above tree-line, no devices, is where what’s important rises to the top. Be up there in a few days! Check out @curious_compass @valkyriesofvalor @veterans_expeditions

Sur le glacier #Kahiltna, en #Alaska. C'est le plus long glacier de la chaîne de l'Alaska, avec ses 71 kms. Il nait sur la face sud-ouest du Denali près du col Kahiltna à 3 000 mètres d'altitude. Son cours principal s'étend entre le mont Foraker à l'ouest et le mont Hunter à l'est. #Denali #Mckinley #7summits #7summitschallenge #sevensummits #TheLastFrontier #USA #amériquedunord #northamerica #tourdumonde #voyage #sommet #altitude #summit #climbing #travel #topofnorthamerica

1:45 am. 7,800 ft, Ski Hill, Denali
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Our movement towards the lower Kahiltna Glacier after leaving camp at 14,000 ft., resulted in an eerily calm, inevitably tiring, and somewhat blissful state that ran deep into the misty, foggy midnight hours...

We passed Windy Corner (13,200ft) with a sore reminder of the effects of gravitational force upon sleds, but grateful for wands marking off recent dips through narrow, hidden crevasses from other teams passing through. Our descent began right as the blue sky, impending sunset and moisture systems collided in one last dance, embodying a dim, mysteriously curious persona. —

I vividly remember walking through the “Polo Fields”, desperately trying to search for the next wand, attempting to make our movement as efficient as possible...yet still straying off from time to time as colors played with my squinting eyes
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It was intriguing, to follow so many paths ...each with their own personality...yet to trust just one felt as if I was betraying another. —

Moving down Motorcycle Hill at 11,800 ft., we were presented with our last steep section on the glacier. ...The jerking nature of an upside-down sled tugging at you and whipping your partner forward,(Sorry Grace) will consume your thoughts...presenting a physical aura with everything you’ve carried up, worn, and packed out. We treasured a mutual silence for some time, as we dig up our cache at 11,000 ft, resurfacing our snowshoes and forward intentions.
Layers were put on. Food was sorted. Nothing left to do but walk...and whistle...and point...and let the minds wander.
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Though still basking in a pounding memory that felt so surreal, so pure, yet foreign...our minds were heavy
(more-so distracted)
with the constant movement downslope, towards heavier air and a chance to fly out the next morning.
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📸: Denali casting her shadow 13,000 vert. ft. above us as @mountainclimbgrace spreads her arms as wide as the Massif itself... just moments after we semi-hastily found our cache at Ski Hill (7,800 ft.) ———————————————————————-
@alaskamountaineeringschool #climbalaska #denali @denalinps #kahiltna #ithinkourcacheisrightthere

Adventures are epic, but people are epic too. #ClymbLife
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"Some say it’s about mileage, but... it’s also about the wisdom. Whether it's a month or 70 years, the buried treasure doesn’t always come in the form of shiny gold, but rather in the form of faces and places."
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Photo by @sterlingptaylor at Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska.
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#alaska #kahiltna #glacier #alpine #glacier #mountains #mountaineering #ice

Fitting it ended here. South face of Denali looming over me. A series of near misses in the span of a few days, any of which should’ve or could’ve been fatal caused me to get as far away from the AK range as possible for awhile. I went back a few times but it was gone. The near misses had one thing in common, my attention was distracted and my senses had dulled, neither state is good for longevity it these hills. Now and then I think I should go back for that one Fred Beckey route I always wanted to climb just for its sheer beauty and remoteness but each year it seems a little less likely that I will go. It’s good, the desert will always be here.
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#crevasse #snow #glacier #alaska #denali #cassin #kahiltna #mountaineering #badoldgoodolddays

Kahiltna Glacier, Denali, Alaska.
Words, even this picture can't describe how magnificent this glacier is and how amazing to experience standing on one of the biggest glaciers in Alaska.
#kahiltna #glacier #denali #alaska #flightseeing #travel #trip

The remoteness of this mountain is often forgotten while traveling into one of the main camps..the hustling of getting the ropes prepped, the clinging of carabiners being organized, the smell of bacon and pancakes. The spiritual energy of high hopes to move up, to where the eye can’t perceive anymore. ...but between those who live, breathe, thrive, survive and continue the journey upward, there is a constant feeling, more of a quiet respect of a bigger presence.

The energy is transferred with groups, people, souls you meet, and time truly becomes irrelevant.I was honored to meet this crew in Talkeetna, all climbers, guides and porters on Aconcagua, where we reunited at 11k, and spent two weeks waiting out weather at 14k.
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Stories were shared, matè was sipped, pulse-oximeter readings were keeping us occupied and the weather still acted funky. Between judging the day by morning coffee and the wind plumes off squirrel point, we needed a transfer of emotional energy, and Denali tests all. -
I am grateful for their presence, their inspiration, their invitations and I hope to see their flow in Argentina. 🏔: 11k Camp Vibes
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There are precious moments in life where all you have to go is up, just keep moving... -no metaphor, no inspirational depth to it...just move.

The team is strong, you feel solid, confident, somewhat fooled by how smooth it’s all going.
The movement, specifically on snowshoes, seems to take a while, could be worse, -
“wish I had skis...”
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but it’s not always about the method.
We were making good time, fueled by bagels, lifesavers, and the hopes of getting to 11k in good weather. -
-good luck-
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Our intentions were simple, our strategy was ever-evolving, reevaluating our focus every 6 hours. Our gear top notch, but our skills in spindrift were tested. Only 2 1/2 days in.
The weight of our packs, the weight of our sleds, the personalities always changing in the rope tension...it’s addicting...it adds up. I love it.
So many groups,
theories, stories,
hopes, dreams,
commitments... ...and the rate of bundling my fingertips inside gloves and frequency of smiles continue to increase.
Day 3: 06JUN -
🏔: 10,200 moving towards 11k with Denali’s weather systems trailing us on the Kahiltna 🏔: @colbycoombs 🏔: Teams topping out on the steeper section of Ski Hill
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“I’ll make you pancakes...
Anytime,
Anyday,
Any elevation.” -
🏔:Denali’s West Buttress far center 🏔: Kahiltna Peaks dominating to the right
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Day 2:05JUN
Base of Ski Hill (7,800 ft.)
Come climb with
@alaskamountaineeringschool next season for more blueberry chocolate pancakes, goldfish pepperoni pizzas and the best coffee you’ve tasted at 17,200 feet! #climbalaska
@denalinps
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