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kubok!3

climber
Austin, TX
Aug 19, 2009 - 03:19pm PT
Great TR!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Aug 19, 2009 - 03:28pm PT
really great!!

wowza!!!!

mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Aug 19, 2009 - 03:41pm PT
Very refreshing and inspiring TR--thanks for sharing your experiences here.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Aug 19, 2009 - 03:46pm PT
KICK A$$ ADVENTURE TRIP REPORT!!!!!

Love it.. so many photos, so much story.. can't get enough...

Thanks for the post...
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Aug 19, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
Great TR!!!

I just need to check it out from a computer that doesn't block the pics :-(

TLloyd-Davies

Trad climber
Santa Clara, ca
Aug 19, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
Wow such a fantastic Trip Report.

Seriously one of the best I have seen in a long time, it looks like you guys had a fantastic trip!
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Aug 19, 2009 - 04:23pm PT
Yall should contact Alpinist Mag and see if they'll get some of this in print somehow.
tomtom

Social climber
Seattle, Wa
Aug 19, 2009 - 04:29pm PT
Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!
Barcus

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Aug 19, 2009 - 05:12pm PT
A TR like no other!
thanks so much for sharing all that energy.
Marcus
TomKimbrough

Social climber
Salt Lake City
Aug 19, 2009 - 05:31pm PT
Some friends of mine air dropped some gear and food in the Arrigetch for a trip in the mid sixties. They then walked in quite a long distance and never located the air dropped gear. They got some climbing done but I think there was quite a bit of belt-tightening involved due to not having the food that was in the drop.
There should be an American Alpine Journal article (maybe 1965 or 66) on that trip but I don't have the volumes to research it.
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
Aug 19, 2009 - 06:42pm PT
Great trip report! Maybe the best ever. I've been up to the Arrigetch two times and can't wait to get back again. Thanks for the killer photos and story.
Ralph S.

Trad climber
Boise, ID
Aug 19, 2009 - 06:55pm PT
Excellent TR and inspiring pictures!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Aug 19, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
Here's the AAJ article that TomKimbrough referred to:

http://www.americanalpineclub.org/documents/pdf/aaj/1965/315_Bergen_Arrigetch_aaj1965.pdf


Pretty rad to make the connection!

Cheers!



poop*ghost

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Aug 19, 2009 - 07:00pm PT
Absolutely spectacular, a trip you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Redwreck

Social climber
Echo Parque, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19, 2009 - 07:04pm PT
Awesome. Just plain awesome.
hooblie

climber
Aug 19, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
i'm surprised anyone bothered to go there back in black and white. aren't we glad you waited till color?

seems like there was a picture in an early (chouinard catalog?, sierra club pub!) picture somewhere that had me inspired about those peaks.
i didn't have access to much the first year of the pipeline, but i knew i wanted to go there.

stopped in at the sandvik house back then but the idea wasn't well recieved amongst those alpinists. they sent me out to the tors.
one trip out there and i headed back to yosemite.

i've been spreading a rumor about alaska as if it were true. after wrestling heavy loads across muskeg, grizzly willow thickets, alder matrix and on and on. tell me if you think this might have some merit. that comment about wondering if the peaks had gotten farther away for all your effort makes me think you'll understand.

alaska is like you never really arrive there. where ever you get to, you've just reached this smidgeon and IT is out there further still. if you happen to be off by one drainage you'll end up settling because the overland logistics are overwhelming. this assures me i'm not made of sourdough stock.

i'll say this. to your youthful, exuberant, everlovin' credit, it appears that you definitely got there!
lars johansen

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Aug 19, 2009 - 08:15pm PT
Absolutely top notch. I can only dream.....
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 19, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Fantabulous !
Magical !!
Stupendous !!!

'Read that pup eagerly, rapidly, word for word & straight from top to bottom, all chomping on your happy meal 'n shitt.

Unique mountains those: all pointy & story book like.
Super whimsical write up to go with...
YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
adam d

climber
CA
Aug 19, 2009 - 11:05pm PT
The best TR's either make you say "Holy Sh!t" or "I wanna go"

well...I wanna go!
arsenalcrater

Trad climber
Vista, CA
Aug 20, 2009 - 12:00am PT
Holy Fuk, what an adventure! I thought I was doing something cool getting to do the Chilkoot this Summer, now I want a rebate to go toward something like this! Great job there guys!
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