Weekend Escape – Jumbo Mine

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Twenty years ago, Tabitha and I took our first backpacking trip together. The rest is a love story and thus a lifetime of partnership exploring some of the wildest places in Alaska and the world.  That first trip included hanging our backpacks and ourselves on the hand tram across the creek to McCarthy and an arduous trip to Nikolai Pass. […]

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Glacier Porn

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Bradford Washburn opened his first photo business in Valdez in 1936. It was from the tidal mudflats near town where he took his camera to the sky over mountains for the first time and framed glaciers and mountains, including the Shoup. The rest is history as far as his glacier photography and of course his mountaineering. I get plenty of […]

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