Mt. Shouplina Climbing Expedition – 1985 (Part Two)

Bob Shelton continues his two-part series below which includes the treacherous descent from Pleasant Col to the Valdez Glacier. Mt. Shouplina was considered unapproachable from the north, thus had not seen any attempts and frustrated many trying to solve the route. There had been some pioneering the area in the 1960’s by Alaskan climber Vin Hoeman who is credited with […]

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Sum Of All Parts by Matt Kinney

Things were getting ridiculously heavy. Like many telemark skiers enjoying unlimited terrain options made possible by burly boots, fat skis and clunker bindings, I kept laying on more “wall to wall” skins. Before long I was hauling nearly twenty pounds on my feet into the wilds. Since 1990, we had nearly doubled the amount of weight on our feet to […]

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