September 23, 2008

Arrigetch Expedition Update

Ryan and I had a great trip to the Arrigetch Peaks of the Brooks Range during the second half of August. I am currently awaiting a return of my film from Photowright in Anchorage and will post a fuller version of our trip report when my photos arrive. For now, please visit the following websites to read about our repeat of the North Buttress of West Maiden (V 5.9 R (22 60M+ pitches) and our first ascent of the Pillar Arete on Caliban (V 5.10b (16 pitches plus much simul-climbing):

Climbing Magazine: Hot Flashes- "Big Climbs in Alaska's Arrigetch"

Alpinist Magazine: Newswire- "Adventures in Alaska's Remote Arrigetch"