14,000 Foot Ice Dome on the West Rib, Mount McKinley

Sierra Ledge Rat enjoying the midnight sun on the 14,000-foot ice dome of the West Rib of Mount McKinley, May 1979 B.G. (Before Gortex). Yes, that's all wool and nylon.


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runawayreignbow - Aug 17, 2012 3:07 am - Voted 10/10


Before Gortex. I always tell climbers who talk about ticking off .12s ....um, hardcore is the climbing and mountaineering of yesteryears. Those earlier generations did not have the hi-tech gear we have...was just reading how the FA's on a route here in Red Rock only had hexes and stoppers. Please. We don't suffer enough. Most of the new kids are babies (not all!).

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Sierra Ledge Rat - Sep 9, 2012 12:20 pm - Hasn't voted


...but it's also great to see limits being so far today with better gear.


zyghom - Feb 3, 2013 10:51 am - Hasn't voted


are both right ;-)


glacierphile - Oct 10, 2015 12:28 am - Voted 10/10

so amazing

Your pictures are just so amazing.Do they help you feel back there again,while viewing them from some where safe?

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