Scramble Denali National Park Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008
I got a unique opportunity to enter the Denali National Park back country on a scientific research permit. Working on the north side of the park beneath an unnamed shale peak. My friend Tony and I, both college runners, ascended roughly 1500' of scree in 45 minutes to bag the peak and view on the lunch break.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."