March 29, 2011

Interior AIDS Association April First Friday: Haifa and Digital Prevention Stories

It's going to be a good time, come on out and support a vital community nonprofit in downtown Fairbanks!

Clint and Scotty Get 'er Done on Mausolus

Alaskan friends Clint Helander and Scotty Vincik just nailed the first major FA of the alpine season up here in Alaska with their ascent of The Mausoleum on Mount Mausolus, a 4500 foot route with cruxes up to grade 5 ice. Congrats boys! Psyched to be partnering for the first time with Clint for a proposed trip to the Hayes Range mid-summer this year. Here's the link to Climbing's update on their trip

March 27, 2011

Another Film to Amp You for Alpine Season!

Renan and Cory's awesome film about their ascent of Tawoche's 1200m Central South Buttress. If you can't tell, I am getting excited for alpine season up here in Alaska. A confirmed trip to the Neacolas to try a couple 4000 foot buttresses and possibly as 3000 foot face in May - June, and a trip to the Hayes in July, both for unclimbed alpine lines, are great goals to look forward to. This year my fitness is finally back where I want it to be despite grad school, so I am looking forward to pushing myself. How about you? 

Enjoy!


March 17, 2011

Mt. Edgar Video

Kyle Dempster and Bruce Normand's next installment talking about their ridiculously objectively hazardous approach and the good climbing on Mt. Edgar.


March 15, 2011

Grosvenor Video

The is the first segment of Kyle Dempster and Bruce Normand's video about their trip to the Daxue Shan. This video shares their ascent of Mt. Grosvenor via a new line. The next segments will share about their climb of Mt. Edgar. It looks like they had pretty perfect conditions and weather and made the best of it!