October 24, 2009

November 17th- Alaska Alpine Club Slideshow

Event poster from Peter Illig, Alaska Alpine Club. This photo is the 4th pitch of the Pillar Arete on Caliban in the Arrigetch. Photo: Ryan Hokanson

November 17th at 7:00 PM at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Schaible Auditorium in the Bunnell Building, I will be giving a slideshow for the Alaska Alpine Club's November meeting covering climbs I have completed during the last year. I will present on climbs in the Arrigetch, the Hayes Range, and the Chugach. The show, titled "Test Tasting an Alpine Medley" will include first ascents, repeats and a solo ascent to whet the appetite for the upcoming alpine season. The primary theme will be encouraging other alaskan climbers to get out there and fire some of the routes that often get climbed by visitors.

October 3, 2009

Jed Brown's New Alpine Line- "The Great White Jade Heist"

Longtime Fairbanks climber, now Fairbanks expat Jed Brown recently posted some photos from his recent China expedition to Xuelian West peak where he and partners completed a 2650m new mixed line on the peak which they called "The Great White Jade Heist." Looks like it was a great climb, and would make any alpinist get excited about heading to China! Follow this link to view his photos from the trip or visit the American Alpine Club's Inclined Blog Entry by Dougald MacDonald for details on their trip.