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chris_goulet - Nov 8, 2009 3:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lost for words Chris

Thanks! Just thought you'd like the pic of the bushwhacking! Oops, forgot to use the Vancouver Islander BW scale.


metal4lyf - Nov 8, 2009 1:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Just awesome!

You touched the Holy Grail here.


chris_goulet - Nov 8, 2009 4:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just awesome!

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.


jvarholak - Nov 8, 2009 4:53 pm - Voted 10/10

the spirit...

of adventure is alive and well within you sir.... doing it how it should be done. inspiring.... thanks


chris_goulet - Nov 8, 2009 8:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: the spirit...

Feedback like yours is inspiring too! Congrats for climbing Denali.


jvarholak - Nov 10, 2009 7:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: the spirit...

the pleasure was mine chris... thanks :)


RobSC - Nov 8, 2009 10:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome story!

Congrats for the effort! It's great to climb something that you've obsessed about for so long!


ClimberMan420 - Nov 9, 2009 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

bike adventure

Fantastic report. The bike aspect always makes a trip more interesting and adventurous as well.


rdesota - Nov 9, 2009 5:08 pm - Hasn't voted


Congratulations on what looks like an incredible mountain and place. True adventure! Good job.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Nov 9, 2009 11:31 pm - Voted 10/10

You are a brave man

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!


chris_goulet - Nov 12, 2009 2:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: You are a brave man

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.


puddlecruiser - Nov 10, 2009 7:42 pm - Hasn't voted


Amazingly epic journey. Wow. Great to see another solo climber. I can only imagine how wonderful this trip truly was.


chris_goulet - Nov 12, 2009 2:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic.

Only on Summitpost does no one say: "Solo? You're foolish!" Thanks for appreciating.


dadndave - Nov 13, 2009 4:29 pm - Voted 10/10


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.


ktnbs - Jun 26, 2010 10:15 am - Hasn't voted


account of fabulous solo adventure with photos to match it.


chris_goulet - Jul 13, 2010 6:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wonderful

Thanks! Great determination by taking supplies for six weather days on Aspiring, with success on your third attempt.


wingfooted - Jul 29, 2011 6:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Kitchi Creek approach

why is the approach up Kitchi Creek and SE to the icefield not preferable ?


chris_goulet - Aug 2, 2011 2:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Kitchi Creek approach

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!


wingfooted - Aug 31, 2011 1:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Kitchi Creek approach

Thanks for your expert advice


JoelSkok - Oct 6, 2015 8:20 pm - Voted 10/10

You are most inspiring!

Now what shall I do first--crampons on or crampons off? Wonderful tale you have shared, thank you

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