Thanks! Just thought you'd like the pic of the bushwhacking! Oops, forgot to use the Vancouver Islander BW scale.
You touched the Holy Grail here.
Remote and hard to get to: the Holy Grail. I don't know for how long with all the publicity I seem be making here.
of adventure is alive and well within you sir.... doing it how it should be done. inspiring.... thanks
Feedback like yours is inspiring too! Congrats for climbing Denali.
the pleasure was mine chris... thanks :)
Congrats for the effort! It's great to climb something that you've obsessed about for so long!
Fantastic report. The bike aspect always makes a trip more interesting and adventurous as well.
Congratulations on what looks like an incredible mountain and place. True adventure! Good job.
to venture out on that icefield alone. When you are old and demented, the nursing home staff will wonder about you, sitting in your bed giggling to yourself. But you know, you are re-living your conquest of Mount Sir Alexander!
Not sure if one needs to be braver still to zip along a glacier roped up without probing, relying on your partners to remember all those complicated crevasse rescue methods. Facing the thought of being demented in a nursing home: now that takes bravery.
Amazingly epic journey. Wow. Great to see another solo climber. I can only imagine how wonderful this trip truly was.
Only on Summitpost does no one say: "Solo? You're foolish!" Thanks for appreciating.
A well told tale of an epic adventure, and the photos are just great. I bet you felt pretty sore the morning after the rocks hit.
account of fabulous solo adventure with photos to match it.
Thanks! Great determination by taking supplies for six weather days on Aspiring, with success on your third attempt.
why is the approach up Kitchi Creek and SE to the icefield not preferable ?
That is in fact the route that Craig Evanoff, Bonnie Hooge, and George Evanoff took in February 1990. See Canadian Alpine Journal 1990, pg. 43. They used a snowmobile to go up the Kitchi creek, and skied SE to the icefield. But in summer, the distance of difficult bushwhacking would be far longer than the route that I took as shown in red on the topo map. There are no trails in the area, and one would still have to cross the McGregor river. Good luck!
Thanks for your expert advice
Now what shall I do first--crampons on or crampons off? Wonderful tale you have shared, thank you