Back from Alaska
By Tom Burt | April 25th, 2010
I just got back from 24 days in Alaska with 19 of the them spent out camping and riding on the glaciers. I was there with Jeremy Jones, Lucas Debari, Ryland Bell, Josh Dirksen, and Xavier Delerue. We found a zone with incredible terrain with spines. Here are a few pictures of the general area (you are just seeing one corner of the terrain we had to ride). The riders all teed off and threw down, stepping up their spine game. We had one major storm cycle which dropped 6 plus feet of snow and buried our camp and we had winds that were bending our tents and snapping tent poles. We lived through it and got great condition out the back of the storm.
**The shot of camp with the gulf of Alaska in the background.**
**The Angry Elephant blowing ice and smoke.**
Glowing crevasse with thin snow bridges.
**Jeremy checking out how big the begrshrund had gotten in a week. We had walked right across this spot seven days earlier. Now we had to find a new snow bridge to cross as the glaciers were on the move.**
Roped up and traveling the flats or the glacier.
**Jeremy coming out of the glacier fog on our way back to camp.**
Looking back toward camp on my way out back to Haines.
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