The Denali Dream

Michael Restivo Denali is the dream for any mountaineer. It’s summit at 20,310 feet, it is the prize of North American mountaineering, rising dramatically above the Alaska Range, and so prominent it can be seen from downtown Anchorage. From Denver … Continued

CMC Trip #30701: Little Bear Peak via West Ridge and Southeast Face

Classic pre-dawn morning start. On the trail by 04:00 to climb the gully. The advantage of doing it this way is you do not have to look up at what you are climbing. By day, it is a miserable little gully, both up and down. But at night, it just feels like a steep ascent on sketchy dirt and rock. Crawling along the solid gully wall was the best way. Another reason for an early start is the weather. In our case, weather would be our friend all day long.

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