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Safely Back Down From Denali

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012
AlaskaAlpine Climbing

SAFELY BACK DOWN FROM DENALI/MOUNT MCKINLEY WITH THE RAINIER MOUNTAINEERING TEAM:  It is futile to try to think of one adjective--or even a string of adjectives--to try to describe the Denali (Mount McKinley) experience.  Twenty some-odd days, immensity of spaces, ice and... snow chaos underfoot, blue sky above--until it is not, eight people coming together, challenging their limits, their training, their ability to endure stress, to endure the hardships and the simplicity, to endure at times the monotony, to meet what the opportunity offers in its all.  It was an amazing experience to share with this team and I'm grateful for it!

As time goes along I hope to reflect upon and share the various nuances of the time there.  In the meantime, you can see the images that were captured at:!/media/set/?set=a.10150250429942891.334894.274868172890

Onward & upward!