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Denali\'s summit ridge
Yours truly descending the summit ridge of Denali. If you look closely you can see the summit marker right of center. Photo by Ben Barlin, June 1, 2008.

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AfzalGreat!

Afzal

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and very nice photo.Cheers Afzal
Posted Jul 23, 2008 9:44 am

AlpinistRe: Great!

Alpinist

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Thanks Afzal!
Posted Jul 23, 2008 2:09 pm

hippolyta23Wow!

hippolyta23

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Love it!
Posted Dec 10, 2008 9:44 am

AlpinistRe: Wow!

Alpinist

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Thanks!
Posted Dec 10, 2008 4:04 pm

PAROFESThat's it man!

PAROFES

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Great, great picture man...
Very good climbings....
When i grow up (metaforically speaking) i hope to have as much success as you do on the climbings!
Hugs!

Paulo from Brazil
Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:25 am

AlpinistRe: That's it man!

Alpinist

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Obrigado! Happy climbing!
Posted Jan 27, 2009 8:58 pm

DeiaUAU

Deia

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Perfect pic!
Greetings from Brazil
Posted Feb 16, 2009 5:23 pm

AlpinistRe: UAU

Alpinist

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Thanks Deia!
Posted Feb 17, 2009 11:23 am

LadyWawaYay!!

LadyWawa

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Congratulations! I'm training for Denali now. What would you recommend??
Posted Feb 8, 2011 7:03 pm

AlpinistRe: Yay!!

Alpinist

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Books have been written on this subject but I'll be brief with my thoughts.

If you're going with a guided group, then you mostly need to focus on physical training. The guide will help you with gear/clothing selection, etc.

If you're climbing unguided, then you'll have to do a lot of research. There are plenty of good guidebooks out there. Also, the guide companies list recommended gear on their websites that will help. Beyond that, your team must be fully self sufficient (experienced in winter mountaineering, trained in crevasse rescue, etc.).

Lastly, don't under estimate the mental stamina required for a long expedition. Be mentally prepared to wait out storms for several days in a tent. Harsh conditions, no hot shower or soft bed, and being away from family for 3+ weeks can be tough. Quite a few people turned around when I was there merely because bad weather was forecast for 4-5 days. What did they expect was going to happen on Denali?!

Good luck!
Posted Feb 9, 2011 1:45 pm

LadyWawaRe: Yay!!

LadyWawa

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Thanks for the advice. Is there a guidebook that you used that you would recommend? I'm not planning on going with a guided group.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 4:18 pm

AlpinistRe: Yay!!

Alpinist

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Assuming you are climbing the West Buttress, Colby Coombs' guidebook is helpful. There are also a lot of excellent trip reports here on SP worth reading. My own TR shows the itinerary that we followed which might help with your planning.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 5:31 pm

JoelSkokNot too shabby

JoelSkok

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I salute you humble opinion of your considerable accomplishments. Wonderful lifestyle and sensible ambition. I particularily like this shot. Cheers!
Posted Sep 17, 2011 9:47 pm

AlpinistRe: Not too shabby

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Thanks for your comments!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 10:38 am

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on Jul 23, 2008 9:36 am

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