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Training Peaks for Denali

So I'd like to climb Denali in 2018 and am looking for recommendations on good training peaks to climb in 2017.

A few climbs I've done:
Rainier 2016 - Kautz Route
Rainier 2014 - Emmons (no summit)
20+ Colorado 14er
Snow Couloirs in colorado every season
regular Ice climbing up to WI4
regular Rock climbing up to 5.10

I'm just looking for similar peaks to climb to get ready, I have a tentative plan ...
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Canadian Rockies Backpacking Suggestions (from Calgary)


This will be my first time to the Canadian Rockies. I'm thinking of doing a 3day-2night and a 6day-5night trip. Currently, I'm thinking of doing Berg Lake-Snowbird Pass for the shorter one and Rockwall Trail for the bigger trip.

Seems like there was a big snowfall this past weekend that might make some of these options inaccessible. Do you have any suggestions that might be better? Skyline? Iceline? The only constraint is that my ...
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denali weather forecaster

I've seen several blogs/posts by climbing teams on Denali that hire this real smart weather guy from, I think Colorado. You arrange communication with him before your trip, and then on the mountain, he gets real accurate projections for the best weather window, etc. I can't seem to find the blog/post that mentions his name. I'm putting a Team together for June, 2017, and need his beta. Does anybody know this guy or, know who ...
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Mt Fairweather (Alaska/BC)

Hey folks: does anyone have any info on climbing Mt Fairweather, a 15k mountain in the Alaska range on the Alaska/BC border?
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Alaska Range - Mountaineering Partner - Spring/Summer 2017

I am looking for few people to team up with for - Alaska Range Exploration.

My Basic Plan is to - setup a Base Camp in Kahiltna Glacier and do - Day climbing as much as we can to the nearby Peaks.

Need suggestions from - Whoever interested and we can lay out the final Plan.

There are plenty of Peaks in the area with Lots of Glaciers and different terrains to get true mountaineering ...
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Ride to Waddington?

Is anyone going to the Waddington Range this July with extra space in their helicopter or plane? I'm not looking for climbing partners, just a ride for either myself (200-225 lbs. with gear) or supplies (30-50 lbs.) to and possibly from somewhere near (preferably) Rainy Knob or Dumbbell Lake. Any time between about July 7 and the end of the month will work. I'll pay my share by weight or by person, and can meet ...
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Mtn Pass near Denali

I am 71 and interested in walking to a mtn pass in the Denali Range. I would love a suggestion that is about a day’s walk to the pass….a day to enjoy the pass by walking where our interests pull us and then hiking back the following day.

I will be hiking with my son who is 45 or so and in good shape (iron man etc). We are both experienced hikers but not mountain ...
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Denali May/June 2016

Anyone interested in climbing Denali this year let me know. We're looking for one maybe two more members for our group. Got to decide soon running out of time to register.
West Buttress or Cassin Ridge. I'd be happy with either it'll all depend on the abilities of the group we get together.
Here is a list of my experience:

Mt. Shasta (4 ascents)
Mt Whitney (Mountaineers Rout 2 ascents one solo)
Kilimanjaro(Marangu Rout)
Borah ...
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Can you believe this s**** ?

What's going on with them dog races, eh ??? (That's OK, guess the Mounties got 'em.) --- :roll:


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Need ice climbing partner March 14-19, 2016, Lake Louise

Looking for an ice climbing partner for a day or two during the week of March 14-19, 2016. We are staying in Lake Louise area. Interested in grade IV and grade V ice climbs. I can do the leading if you need. Would love to do Polar Circus. Contact: Brian Smoot 1-801-413-9334 (c) or 1-801-277-3063 (h). BVSmoot@aol.com.
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