Prolific Alaskan pioneer David Roberts made a dangerous first ascent on Denali, but after the death of a friend he questioned whether alpinism was worth the risk. 50 years later he found his answer.
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These famous climbing accidents are equal parts gripping and inspiring. If any reader should someday find themself in such a desperate situation, we hope they too will remember how others endured, living to climb another day.
Alaska’s driest spring in recent memory provided ideal conditions for the 9,000-foot ice and mixed climb.
Jackson Marvell, Alan Rousseau, and Matt Cornell completed Denali’s 9,000-foot Slovak Direct in under 22 hours.
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And not only was her ascent bold and quick, it was also the first female solo of the route
The 2021 Denali climbing season is underway, but two risky practices are concerning.
Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase’s ascent of the Slovak Direct—from June 2 to 5—marks the first female ascent of the 9,000-foot route, and the second time an all-female team has climbed an Alaska Grade VI.
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