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High Altitude

Photography by QT Luong

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The North Summit was reached by the Sourdough at the turn of the century in a one-day push, an incredible feat. Unfortunately for them, i t is slightly lower than the true (South) Summit. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of ridges, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Kennicott and Root glaciers seen from Mt Donoho, evening. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) East Face of Mont-Blanc at sunrise, Italy. (color) Looking up the Brenva Glacier,  Mont-Blanc range, Alps, Italy. (color) Looking up from the Red Sentinel route at dawn, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color) On the  North face of Tour Ronde, Mont-Blanc range, Alps, France. (color) Up to the 14300 camp again. Denali, Alaska (color) West face of Mont-Blanc photographed from a commercial airplane, Italy and France. (color) The West Rib has 45 degrees inclination, with some steeper mixed parts. This means that unlike the West Buttress, it is a somewhat technical route, where you have to do some sort of climbing, and be careful not to fall. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of pointed icy peak, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aerial view of snow-covered Bagley Field. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) South Face of Mont-Blanc and Brouillard Pillars, Italy. (color) Kennicott Glacier, Chugach mountains, and clouds from Mt Donoho, sunrise. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Taking a break from pulling the sled. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of glaciers and mountains, St Elias range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) The Super-Couloir on Mt Blanc du Tacul is the very steep and narrow gully, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) Aerial view of icefields and peaks, Chigmit Mountains. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Alpinists on a pinacle of Aiguille du Midi after climbing the South Face. Alps, France (color) Aerial view of glacial melt lakes on Bagley Field. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aerial view of Mount St Elias with Mount Logan in background. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) On the North face of Grande Casse, Vanoise, Alps, France. (color) Mer de Glace, Grandes Jorasses, and Aretes de Rochefort. Alps, France (color) Alpinists climb Aiguille du Midi, France. (color) Hauling heavy loads on the Kahilna Glacier,  including mostly food and fuel for three weeks and polar-grade gear. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of icefields and mountains, St Elias range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aerial view of Bagley Field with turquoise snow melt lakes. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) On the gentle Trient Glacier, similar to a snow field with no open crevasses, Mont-Blanc range, Alps, Switzerland. (color) Aerial view of peak with seracs and hanging glaciers, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Joan Phelps, a blind woman from Anchorage summited a few hours after me, guided by her twin sons Marty and Mike. The most remarkable ascent ofthis year. Denali, Alaska (color) The next day, I would cross the gully and climb the ridge. Denali, Alaska (color) Looking down at the Jaccoux-Domenech route, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color) Aerial view of Redoubt Volcano. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Alpinists climb Aiguille du Midi, France. (color) The Bossons glacier, the highest icefall in the Alps. Alps, France (color) Storm clouds approaching. Denali, Alaska (color) Eccles shelter at the base of the Freney Pillars, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color)
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