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EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

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EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby Presto » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:08 pm

9 climbers, 1 base camp cook, 3000 pounds of gear, 80 days, an ascent of Mt. Huntington ... this is a fascinating trip report. Dropped off in the middle of nowhere by a train, traveling cross country ... stunning photos (give them some time to download ... I had to click on show picture for a couple of them at the end). Enjoy! :D
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:48 pm

well that was inspiring

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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:20 pm

That was pretty cool. We as mountaineers have it so much easier these days.
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby JA_son27 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:39 pm

I thought the picture of the avalanche taken from above with the camp circled to give an idea for scale was the coolest! Alaska is the only other place I would consider living!
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby jamie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:17 pm

"...heading into the mountains with your life strapped to your back is the ultimate expression of freedom."

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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby Keldog » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:58 pm

Cool! I think that would qualify as "Epic"
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby BAUMGARA » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:25 pm

Probably the most incredible pictures I've seen.

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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby paul109876 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:00 pm

Wow!!!! Thanks for the link....
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby Bodacious » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:58 pm

WOWWWWwwwwwwwwwww. =D>
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby altidude » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:21 pm

Amazing! I think that was the best hour Ive ever spent at work, thanks for the link!
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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

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Re: EPIC (hehe) 1980 Alaskan Expedition

Postby Boggy B » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:42 pm

altidude wrote:Amazing! I think that was the best hour Ive ever spent at work, thanks for the link!



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