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David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Sep 8, 2010 12:51 am - Hasn't voted


I did a one week cruise with Holland America in mid August. The only peak I climbed was Gastineau Peak (Juneau). This page is great information for those that want to hit a few summits while cruising Alaska. Wish you would have gone before me and then I could have climbed a few more peaks (haha). Thanks for the great information.


jimegan - Sep 8, 2010 9:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

I guess you missed my "hiking the inside passage cruise" TR last time you'll have even more beta! I'm thinking Mt Juneau next time I visit

Steve Gruhn - Sep 8, 2010 2:35 pm - Hasn't voted


Cruise ships have been coming to Anchorage for decades. In 1986 I worked for a cruise company loading and unloading cruise ships at the Port of Anchorage and cruise ships had been coming for years before then.


jimegan - Sep 8, 2010 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Anchorage

I'll have to correct my report. My source was crewmembers on the Amsterdam and apparently they were unaware the the world existed before Holland America. But see the local paper... ...which says that this is the first time in 25 years, at least

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Sep 9, 2010 1:19 pm - Voted 10/10


Now I have to reconsider a vow I made never to go on a cruise. Thanks for showing me a new way of looking at these trips.


jimegan - Sep 9, 2010 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cruising

You might consider it the best base camp you ever had!

iluv2lips - Sep 10, 2010 11:33 pm - Hasn't voted


I was on that very cruise, well same itinerary and ship: our voyage went from 8/9-23/2010. My first cruise and first trip to Alaska. On the last full day while we were docked in Victoria, Captain van der Waard hopped into our elevator so I got to meet and have a photo taken with him.

cbritt - Jul 21, 2011 9:13 am - Hasn't voted


I don't know if you still read this, but are you the same Jim Egan who hiked Chief? My dad and I have tried twice and couldn't find a good route to the summit. If you are, I'd love to know how to contact you and find out how to get up there. If not, these are great photos and stories.


jimegan - Jul 21, 2011 6:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: curious

One and the same!! Good luck to you when you return to Chief Mountain...may the weather be excellent on the day you select!

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