Jeremy Jones' Further Project Wraps In The Wrangells
By TetonGravityResearch | May 4th, 2012
Jeremy Jones and the Further crew just returned from one of the most breathtaking and heaviest trips to date. Jeremy seems to have an instinctive radar for incredible spines and he was able to find exactly that. For the past three weeks we were camped on the outer reef of Alaska's Bagley Icefield, the largest nonpolar icefield in North America located in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
With the help of Paul Claus of Ultima Thule Lodge, we flew in and set up camp staring at a gorgeous amphitheater of spines. Jeremy, Ryland Bell, and Lucas DeBari spent the better part of a month dissecting the epic, serac-filled land. With stable snow and a stint of unprecedented high pressure, the major concern was the size of inescapable, gargantuan bergschrunds at the base of every line. This placed a heavy weight on the precise execution of every turn and the riders maintained infinite respect for the size of the Wrangells. The culmination of the two-year Further project was a huge success, with everyone returning safely from a land beyond reckoning.
Traveling into the world's biggest wilderness area was a spectacular sight as the plane gets dwarfed by the seemingly endless Wrangell Mountains.
Getting a little wider view of camp was a great way of putting ourselves in check of the terrain we were dealing with.
Venturing out into the unknown, Ryland and Jeremy check out the new location.
Lucas expresses the feeling he gets when getting to the top of The Town Wall lines.
With perfect light and a fresh layer of snow, Ryland lays out the hand drag with some style.
K-Tooth was one of those lines for no mistakes. With exposure in all directions, Jeremy navigates the line perfect.
It took the Further production team three AK trips to finally dial in the right solar power set up. The Goal Zero Extreme 350 battery and the Boulder panels proved to do the trick. Having to charge about eight batteries, three Contours and offload around 40 GB of footage each night the Goal Zero products keep the whole camp powered.
Lucas skins across the world's biggest nonpolar ice cap (Bagley Icefield) looking as though he is on the moon.
The setting sun lights up the towering seracs and spines that surround the camp.
The Town Wall getting lit up from the moon kept the creative juices and stoke flowing for the next day.
The Northern Lights across the Bagley Icefield was always a good reason to get out of the tent at night.
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