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Alaska VII

Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by .

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I’ve forgotten to add a day in previously, so I will share some thoughts on that then continue to the end. Our last day of filming was an awesome one. Most of the crew came out including Jared, Todd, Kynan, Kynan’s younger brother, David and Chris. Jared wanted to get some shots from Independence Mine, […]

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Alaska VI

Posted on 11. Aug, 2013 by .

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Worked from the previous days of climbing, Wendy and I were looking forward to spending some time playing tourist. We decided to head out on Prince William Sound to soak up some ocean scenery, tidewater glaciers and hopefully see some interesting wildlife. It was another beautifully sunny day and the mountains were stunning. Icebergs and […]

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Alaska V

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by .

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We woke once again to wonderful weather after having been in Alaska for a week. The objective for the day was Byron Glacier, about an hour outside of Anchorage, near Portage Lake. I had visited Portage Lake on my first trip to Alaska and couldn’t help but notice a bunch of boulders along the flank […]

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Alaska IV

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Worked from the previous day but motivated to see new rock and develop with a big crew, we went back to Hatcher Pass. The gate was now open, and driving up the road was relatively easy in our SUV. The first few miles of the road are relatively flat, and they are somewhat maintained, and […]

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Alaska III

Posted on 28. Jul, 2013 by .

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Tuesday we began filming for the movie. It was again surprisingly warm, which was a trend that would continue almost the entire time we spent in Alaska. Highs in Anchorage were unseasonably near 90, which made conditions fairly poor near Hatcher Pass. The elevation in Archangel Valley, where most of the bouldering is, sits at […]

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Alaska II

Posted on 25. Jul, 2013 by .

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Upon our arrival in Alaska, I was incredibly excited to set forth and begin exploring. Archangel Valley was at the top of my list. It has the best rock, best scenery, most potential, and most established climbing of the areas near Hatcher Pass. It is where we spent most of our time on our last […]

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Alaska

Posted on 12. Jul, 2013 by .

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June 14th I left for Alaska with Wendy Everett for two weeks on a bouldering trip. The first week was to be spent filming a movie about the new development up there with filmmakers Jared Lavacque and Chris Alstrin. The second week we had the freedom to do what we wanted to do and I […]

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Alaska

Alaska

Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by .

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After all of this climbing we decided to take another rest day, this time in Denali National Park. We rode a shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor Center and along the way there and back observed 7 brown bears, 4 or 5 caribou, a fox, Dall Sheep and Mountain Goats. The scenery driving to Denali from […]

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Alaska

Alaska

Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by .

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The bouldering at Hatcher Pass is spread out. Small clusters of problems are sometimes separated by 45 minutes or more of hiking. Our car won’t make it up to the boulders, so depending on where we are climbing, we have to walk up the road, which can add another 45 minutes of hiking to the […]

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Rest Day

Rest Day

Posted on 28. Jul, 2011 by .

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Rest days in Alaska might be better than climbing days. There are any number of oustanding things to do here, almost all of which involve getting outside. We decided to get out on a boat tour of Prince William Sound. The weather was perfect, and we saw six Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Harbor seals, […]

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