Tuesday, February 20, 2018

K2 Team Reach Expedition Altitude Record + Nepal Mugu Peaks F/A + Amon Carter Peak (Texas) +

K2 Team reach expedition altitude record, Everest Camp 2 destroyed - from Alan Arnette on his blog
Grir and Rock Award : Nepal Mugu Peaks Expedition wins First Ascent award - Planet Mountain
Amon Carter Peak - Texas - Trip report with pictures from Bob Sihler at Summitpost.org
Lonnie Dupre on Mount Hunter in Alaska in the Facebook section below

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/02/20/k2-team-reach-expedition-altitude-record-everest-camp-2-destroyed/ -- Alan Arnette -- K2 Team reach expedition altitude record, Everest Camp 2 destroyed


http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/grit-rock-award-nepal-mugu-peaks-expedition-wins-first-ascent-award.html    -- Grit and Rock Award : Nepal Mugu Peaks Expedition wins First Ascent award

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Cold Hunter One  --  Lonnie Dupre on Mt Hunter
Talkeetna, Alaska - February 20, 2018
Dupre prepares for another winter climb.

Mount Hunter (14,573 ft) is the steepest and most technical of the three great peaks in Denali National Park. It is also known as the most difficult 14,000 foot peak in North America.

The first winter ascent of Mt. Hunter took place in March of 1980 by a three person team. No one has yet to succeed at a solo ascent of this mountain during the winter. That is the focus of this expedition.

Lonnie Dupre will attempt the first solo winter ascent of Mt. Hunter starting the end of February. With limited daylight and long nights at that time of year in the sub-arctic, much of the camping and some of the climbing will be carried out in the darkness of winter.

“High winds and deep snow will be big obstacles, but technical climbing in extreme cold poses the greatest challenge” - Dupre

Depending on what Dupre sees of this years snow and glacier conditions from the air during his fly-in to basecamp on February 27th the climb will either take place via the NW Basin variation to the West Ridge or Ramen Route. Note: NW Basin route is marked in blue and Ramen in red on mountain image.

Dupre will begin by shuttling supplies up the first 1500 feet of the mountain from advanced basecamp during the first few days of the project. Once in position and with a good weather forecast, he will make an ultra-light, week-long push to summit and back. A stable window of good weather is paramount to the success of the climb due the limited supplies. The expedition is expected to take 15 days.

The expedition is supported by PrimaLoft, Granite Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Voyageur Brewing, Hilleberg Tents, Globalstar,

This will be Dupre’s third attempt at scaling Mount Hunter.
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