Forum
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...

So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

14ers in California and Washington state or any other peak in the USA
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:36 pm

So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby SugarBear » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:57 pm

A killer edit job on a a trip last May. Not much footage from 17 camp and up but some good footage of what it's like.
Haul, dig, eat, sleep, repeat. We got lucky w/ weather, by AK standards...so thankfully, not much sitting. And yes, we summited June 2.
Credit to my teammate and talented dude http://www.brandonriza.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m44oKolyKmY&feature=BFa&list=ULl7sl7OVtrxk

User avatar
Posts: 580
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:02 pm
Location: Golden, CO

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby Monster5 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:10 pm

Cool vid. Congrats on the summit.
"The road to alpine climbing is pocked and poorly marked, ending at an unexpectedly closed gate 5 miles from the trailhead." - MP user Beckerich

User avatar
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:37 pm

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby Egogo » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:13 pm

Congrats on summit. Thanks for sharing this vid.
Your dude must be a photographer.

User avatar
Posts: 790
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:07 pm
Location: The High Country

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:07 pm

Nice Vid. Glad you guys made it up and down safely. That mountain can either let you pass or raise the bridge. Special place for sure.
Always follow the 7 P's. Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” --Marco Polo

www.CalebWrayPhotography.com

User avatar
Posts: 437
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Olathe, KS

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby Theodore » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:04 am

Tagging this for easy finding later in the day. Looks good from a quick glance! Congrats!

Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:36 pm

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby SugarBear » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:13 pm

RoanMtnMan wrote:Nice Vid. Glad you guys made it up and down safely. That mountain can either let you pass or raise the bridge. Special place for sure.



Thanks Caleb. love your photos too. I followed the Wildsnow boys Denali trip--your shots and TR's were invaluable.

User avatar
Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:51 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby kman » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:29 pm

Cool video! I summited a week after you did last year, and the video brought back many vivid memories. Well done, and thanks for posting.

User avatar
Posts: 790
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:07 pm
Location: The High Country

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:39 pm

i
SugarBear wrote:
Thanks Caleb. love your photos too. I followed the Wildsnow boys Denali trip--your shots and TR's were invaluable.


Your video brought back some nice memories. I suspect that many don't understand why there wasn't much footage above 17k camp (the most visually appealing part of the trip), however as for someone that likes to pull his camera out before his water bottle, I certainly get it. Denali can be a harsh place. When we were up there in 2002, 17k and above wasn't even a possibility for a camera, at least if you like having all your fingers, and camera, and gloves, and.....

I appreciate the compliments. And again congrats. When you going back? Trust me you will do it or think about it a great deal.
Always follow the 7 P's. Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” --Marco Polo

www.CalebWrayPhotography.com

Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:36 pm

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby SugarBear » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:42 am

RoanMtnMan wrote:i
SugarBear wrote:
Thanks Caleb. love your photos too. I followed the Wildsnow boys Denali trip--your shots and TR's were invaluable.


Your video brought back some nice memories. I suspect that many don't understand why there wasn't much footage above 17k camp (the most visually appealing part of the trip), however as for someone that likes to pull his camera out before his water bottle, I certainly get it. Denali can be a harsh place. When we were up there in 2002, 17k and above wasn't even a possibility for a camera, at least if you like having all your fingers, and camera, and gloves, and.....

I appreciate the compliments. And again congrats. When you going back? Trust me you will do it or think about it a great deal.


Yep, 17 is not a fun place. Especially considering the Autobahn had taken 2 lives 2 days before we went up. Half my team knew one of the deceased. Huge mental drain, but forged our team when we decided to push on in sketchy/icy conditions.
Summit day weather for us was borderline all day long--never been so aware the weather...you can sense the power and it's ability to get real nasty, real quick.

And yes, I was set to go back to the Ruth May 25th but Brandon blew his knee. AK gets into your blood, no doubt about it.

See you at 5Point Film Fest in Carbondale?

User avatar
Posts: 790
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:07 pm
Location: The High Country

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby RoanMtnMan » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:58 pm

SugarBear wrote:
RoanMtnMan wrote:i
SugarBear wrote:
And yes, I was set to go back to the Ruth May 25th but Brandon blew his knee. AK gets into your blood, no doubt about it.

See you at 5Point Film Fest in Carbondale?


Jordan went back up to AK yesterday. 3 weeks of climbing and skiing. I guess it is in his blood for sure. I have some other lame commitments or I'd be up there too.

I will be at the Sat night 7-10pm program at the festival. One of the highlights of each spring for me.
Always follow the 7 P's. Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” --Marco Polo

www.CalebWrayPhotography.com

User avatar
Posts: 2209
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:16 am
Location: Somewhere in Colorado

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby d_baker » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:28 pm

SugarBear wrote:See you at 5Point Film Fest in Carbondale?

I realize you weren't talking to me, but Kevin Baker and I will be there too. I think his cousin is in one of the films on the tour.
The next day, we plan to do a peak or two in the Bells area, W aspects. Any conditions beta for us for those in the area?

Re: So, you wanna climb Denali? Here's a taste...

Postby Bean » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:47 pm

SugarBear wrote:A killer edit job on a a trip last May. Not much footage from 17 camp and up but some good footage of what it's like.
Haul, dig, eat, sleep, repeat. We got lucky w/ weather, by AK standards...so thankfully, not much sitting. And yes, we summited June 2.
Credit to my teammate and talented dude http://www.brandonriza.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m44oKolyKmY&feature=BFa&list=ULl7sl7OVtrxk


I think your bird may be sick.

Awesome. I really, really need to get back to DNP.
gdthomas wrote:Bean, you're an idiot.

http://throughpolarizedeyes.com

Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests