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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

Denali Part 2: Gear, Gear, and more Gear.
If you read all the websites offering guided trips up Denali and look at their recommended gear list, the task of properly outfitting yourself for the climb can quickly become overwhelming and incredibly costly. You could absolutely just go through their list and buy exactly what they recommend, which usually happens to be the most expensive version of the item you need. Although if you don't happen to have 5-10 thousand dollars laying around to spend on mountaineering gear, this is not an option. In my opinion, it's best to look through all the great gear list resources on the web, take note of them, and then decide what sort of gear you can make do with a run-of-the-mill version of and what gear you need the highest end version of. For example, my windbreaker, shell pants, and mid-layer puffy were all just average quality and things that I happen to already own so I decided I could just make them work to save some money. On the other hand, boots, gloves, and sunglasses were some of the items that I decided I couldn't skimp on as frostbite on the hands and toes is a very common but avoidable injury on the mountain and I've had bad experiences with incredibly sunburnt eyes in the past making climbing on bright snow very unpleasant. It's decisions like this that help bring the insane costs of gear needed to do such a feat as climbing Denali a little more into the realm of possibility.
#WhereAllSchmos #Denali #MtMckinley #MtDenali #DenaliBaseCamp #Kahiltna #KahiltnaGlacier #AKLove #AlaskaRange #Alaska #ExpeditionLife #GlacierTravel #SevenSummits #SummitsOfMyLife #DenaliNationalPark #ClimbDenali #Alpinist #GearTips #BlackDiamond #Marmot #TheNorthFace #NeverStopExploring #Mountaineering #AlaskaRange #StayWild #MountainLife #SkiTouring #SkiDenali #BackcountrySkiing #AtomicBackland #SkiAlaska

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. πŸ”: 11k Camp Vibes
@alaskamountaineeringschool #climbalaska @denalinps β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
@eatbobos #eatbobos
@gardenoflife #gardenoflife @shwakmagazine #shwakmagazine
#denali #alaska #sharingalaska #mountains #glacier #protectourwinters #lasportiva #patagonia #optoutside #crevasse #kahiltna adventure #denali2018 #earnyourturns #voilestraps #vegan #mountopia #garmin #gopro #goprohero5 #landscape #tothesummit #talkeetna #mountainhardwear #goatworthy #earnyourturns #skiuphill #selfie

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, -
β€œwish 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 -
πŸ”: 10,200 moving towards 11k with Denali’s weather systems trailing us on the Kahiltna πŸ”: @colbycoombs πŸ”: Teams topping out on the steeper section of Ski Hill
@alaskamountaineeringschool #climbalaska @denalinps β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
@eatbobos #eatbobos
@gardenoflife #gardenoflife @shwakmagazine #shwakmagazine
#denali #alaska #sharingalaska #mountains #glacier #protectourwinters #lasportiva #patagonia #optoutside #crevasse #kahiltna a #adventure #denali2018 #earnyourturns #voilestraps #vegan #mountopia #garmin #gopro #goprohero5 #landscape #tothesummit #talkeetna #mountainhardwear #goatworthy #earnyourturns #skiuphill

β€œI’ll make you pancakes...
Anytime,
Anyday,
Any elevation.” -
πŸ”:Denali’s West Buttress far center πŸ”: 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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@eatbobos #eatbobos
@gardenoflife #gardenoflife @shwakmagazine #shwakmagazine
#denali #alaska #sharingalaska #mountains #glacier #protectourwinters #lasportiva #patagonia #optoutside #crevasse #kahiltna a #adventure #denali2018 #earnyourturns #voilestraps #vegan #mountopia #garmin #gopro #goprohero5 #landscape #tothesummit #talkeetna #mountainhardwear #goatworthy #earnyourturns #skiuphill

#Repost @runsmilebreathe with @get_repost
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Our exposure to fragile spaces and realms within this beautiful planet is fundamental to progression, but rare, and unfortunate,in that not all will be able to first participate, then progress, then share. These are moments I shared on a mountain, with humans of all origins, in a place I could only dream about.
I was exposed and I want nothing more than to go back. Patience.
Enjoy the journey physically, mentally, spiritually,
and please never focus on the end,summit, or lesson learned.
Draw life out whenever you can. -
β€œIf you can not grasp the consciousness-altering experience that real mastery of these disciplines proposes, of what value is your participation?”-Mark Twight

Talkeetnaβ€”-> Denali Base Camp
(Kahiltna Glacier, Dutch Hills, Denali sight,Mt.Foraker)
04JUN18
@alaskamountaineeringschool #climbalaska
@denalinps β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
@eatbobos #eatbobos
@gardenoflife #gardenoflife
#denali #alaska #sharingalaska #mountains #glacier #protectourwinters #lasportiva #patagonia #optoutside #crevasse #kahiltna #adventure #denali2018 #earnyourturns #voilestraps #vegan #mountopia #garmin #gopro #goprohero5 #landscape #fragile #marktwight

Our exposure to fragile spaces and realms within this beautiful planet is fundamental to progression, but rare, and unfortunate,in that not all will be able to first participate, then progress, then share. These are moments I shared on a mountain, with humans of all origins, in a place I could only dream about.
I was exposed and I want nothing more than to go back. Patience.
Enjoy the journey, physically, mentally, spiritually,
and please never focus on the end,summit, or lessons learned. Just be, exist, smile and breathe.
Draw life out whenever you can. -
β€œIf you can not grasp the consciousness-altering experience that real mastery of these disciplines proposes, of what value is your participation?”-Mark Twight

Day 1: 04JUN18
Talkeetna (300 ft.) β€”> Denali Base Camp (7,200 ft.)
πŸ”:Kahiltna Glacier, Dutch Hills, Denali sight,Mt.Foraker
@alaskamountaineeringschool #climbalaska
@denalinps β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
@eatbobos #eatbobos
@gardenoflife #gardenoflife @shwakmagazine #shwakmagazine
#denali #alaska #sharingalaska #mountains #glacier #protectourwinters #lasportiva #patagonia #optoutside #crevasse #kahiltna #adventure #denali2018 #earnyourturns #voilestraps #vegan #mountopia #garmin #gopro #goprohero5 #landscape #fragile #tothesummit #talkeetna #mountainhardwear #sevensummits

The view from the Denali High Camp ridge at 5200m, towards the West Buttress ridge and Mt Foraker, is spectacular! Camp3 is seen 1000m below, and the Kahiltna Glacier 3000m below, meandering towards the South West. Climbers can be seen on the fixed ropes on Head Wall, at the far right @lukla_luke #denali #kahiltna #expedition #glacier #headwall #mountaineering #backpack #alpineascents #may2018 #outdoors #fjelltid #natgeoyourshot #devold #alaska #utpΓ₯tur #liveterbestute #wilderness #teletubbies #bestphototips

Seems like we are always rewarded with a spectacular view of Kahiltna Pass every time we leave. #nofilterneeded #degnarly #morningvibes #kahiltna #ak #wutangbuttress #denali #viewfromtheskintrack

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