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maxneale

[TR] Alaska - Cassin Ridge 6/14/2014

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Trip: Alaska - Cassin Ridge

 

Date: 6/14/2014

 

Trip Report:

My partner and I benefited tremendously from other people's Cassin trip reports. Partly in an effort to give back, I wrote up a report from our ascent this year. We found the route to be much more challenging than expected. When we got down Lisa, the basecamp manager, told us we were the only Americans to get up a technical route on Denali this year. Several of the more "exciting" parts of the trip were: when we dropped a tent pole into a crevasse, when my partner got hit in the arm with ice and had to climb the first and second rock bands with largely one arm, and when we he woke himself up from farting. (I'm sure his list of "exciting" highlights would be different.) The write up describes our time on the mountain and my difficulty exploring questions like "why climb?"

 

Here's the trip report.

Edited by maxneale

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The images are great, but the writing is even better. Thanks for putting that together!

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excellent climb and a excellent write up. a disfunctional arm would have stopped most people. that Zeb is an animal.

 

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Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading it...I bet that turd has moved an inch or so towards the ocean at this point...

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Way to get after it, all that wallowing sounds epic! Chest deep snow trenching is brutal enough at 3000 meters, 6k sounds much worse!

My buddy colin was part of the alpine mentors group. He was pretty bummed about the crappy june conditions, but that's what next year is for.

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Wow! What a great write up and pictures to go along. I really liked your perspectives and thoughts that you added with facts and details. Congrats on a great climb.

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really excellent writing. honest about the challenges, full of stoke...

this was truly great to read. thanks!

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Started looking at this the other night and finally got a chance to read it start-to-finish tonight. Outstanding and inspiring to say the least. Great TR.

 

Congrats on an impressive climb.

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