SKAGIT ALPINISM

Alaska 2010: Dracula and Cassin Simul-Solo

June 27th, 2010

HERE, FIRSTOFF, IS A TRIP SUMMARY: Bjørn-Eivind Årtun and I have just come out from a 37-day trip to Denali and Mt. Foraker, which was partially funded by a Mugs Stump Award and the Norwegian Alpine Club (NTK). Here is a report of what we did. We flew onto the Kahiltna Glacier on May 13, and immediately started up Denali’s West Buttress route to acclimatize. We soon established a basecamp at the 14,200 ft. camp […]

When we went for the Cassin there had been about two meters of snowfall since the most recent ascent of the route (two weeks earlier), and the forecast called for one day of "partly cloudy" between other days of worse weather. Not exactly an ideal scenario, but we were tired of waiting! Bjørn-Eivind and Colin about to depart the 14,200ft. camp. Photo by Jeroen Vels.