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  1. #76
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    Congrats on such a great adventure. Outstanding pictures and a great read.

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    Bravo. If this isn't hall of fame material, I don't know what is. The pics are so awe inspiring I really don't know what to say. I hope to make it to Wrangell-St. Elias one day.

    Did you by chance run into a guy named Colin from Tahoe who was running Kennicott tours and guiding on the Nizina and Chitna out of McCarthy? He's a friend of mine who just got back last week.

  3. #78
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    Holy amazing Wrangells mega-transect. Bravo zulu!

  4. #79
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    respect....and lots of ideas ..;

  5. #80
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    Congratulations on an awesome trip. Seems like you guys had more logistical things to consider than most major commercial mountaineering expeditions, except that it was just the 4 of you out there.

    What was the game plan if you were held up or simply could not cross one of the larger glaciers?

    What would the game plan have been if you were a few days behind and couldn't make it to meet up with a resupply?


    On a somewhat related note- I know a guy who was on the first exploration expedition of the Revelation Range in AK back in the 60's with the Harvard Mountaineering Club. They were supposed to get picked up at a certain date. They were there and ready to go, but had bad weather. They waited and waited for days and the weather was better, but nobody came. They waited more, and nobody came. Turns out that the bush pilot had died on an unrelated flight and had neglected to tell anyone about the mountaineering party out in the middle of nowhere. Somebody back home got worried after a long time and had a pilot go out looking for them. They were all pretty much ok, but hungry.

  6. #81
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    absolutely stunning.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

  7. #82
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    Amazing TR, thanks.

  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    HO-LEE SHIT!

    [plane geek]That looks like a Pilatus that you flew in on - more coolness.[/plane geek]


    Exactly my thoughts.... right down to the plane.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

    The Bonin Petrels

  9. #84
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    Wow. Incredible. I got stuck in McCarthy for a few weeks and loved it. Spent a few days in the mine.
    Last edited by sfotex; 09-25-2009 at 11:40 PM.
    Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.

  10. #85
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    Of all the cool stuff posted here on tgr over the years, this one wins it. Best ever.

  11. #86
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    Meh. That was okay.


    Seriously, $$$$$$$. Read every word and soaked it all in. Feel good about yourself, this is epic.

  12. #87
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    jesus mother fucking christ.

    greatest trip report I've ever seen of any kind.

    I used to ranger denali.

    That is the greatest real, romantic depiction of alaskee wilderness I've ever seen.

    Every picture is great.

    I have a boner for your tr

  13. #88
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    Two thumbs up.
    Fine work gentlemen!

  14. #89
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    wow. just wow.

  15. #90
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    Thumbs up

    what an amazing place - well done sirs!
    fur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob

  16. #91
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    This is without question the greatest TR I've ever seen in my short time here. Ladies and Gentlemen of maggotdom, the bar has been officially raised. Seriously, I'm dumbfounded by how incredible this trip was.
    Quote Originally Posted by DoWork
    Well we really came up with jong because it was becoming work to call all the johnny-come-lately whiny twats like yourself ball-licking, dick-shitting, butthole-surfing, manyon-sniffing, fotch-fanagling, duck butter spreading, sheep fucking, whiny, pissant, entitled, PMSing, baby dicked, pizza-frenchfrying, desk jockeying flacid excuses for misguided missles of butthurt specifically. That and JONG is just fun to say.
    the-one-track-mind

  17. #92
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    Not sure if anyone else mentioned it....




    ... but that was a great adventure and very well documented!
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

  18. #93
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    Insta-Hall of Fame Classic.

    The planning, scale, balls, and the fact that you actually pulled it off the way you envisioned it is absolutely phenomenal. Aside from Gary doing the touch and go on you guys on the raft drop, it didn't look like you had a single miscue.

    You guys just created a life defining adventure. Thanks for sharing it.

  19. #94
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    awesome photos and great adventure

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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  21. #96
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    Thank you for that, seriously moving and inspirational!

    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
    -Jawaharlal Nehru-

    Your eyes appear to be wide open.

  22. #97
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    I have chills! That is the coolest thing that I have ever read, ever. My life will not be complete without something like that!

    Bravo, Gentlemen!
    "When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
    Mohandas Gandhi

  23. #98
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    Adding to the common sentiment that was amazing and appreciated.
    I love AK and was wondering if you know if some of the glaciers you traveled were known to be receding rapidly? was that part of your reasoning for the incredible traverse?

    what kind of camera? or did you combine everyones fotos?

  24. #99
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    Legit! Thanks for sharing.

  25. #100
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    FKNAdoesn't even begin to express how cool this TR is.


    I just can't get my brain around the vastness and scale of things in AK. This TR helps, but I still can't comprehend "flashing" across a glacier in 13 hours

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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