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Midnight sunset over Mt Foraker from the West Rib. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of Harding icefield and Nunataks. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Kahilna peaks and Mt Foraker seen from 16000ft on Mt Mc Kinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aiguille du Midi and moon. Alps, France (color) Aerial view of snowy mountains near Lake Clark Pass. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) On the very narrow top of Dent du Geant, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) Aiguilles de Chamonix, Courtes-Verte ridge, and Grandes Jorasses seen from Aiguille du Midi. Alps, France (color) Snow ridge on the Brenva Spur, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color) Grandes Jorasses and aretes de Rochefort seen from the Val Veny at sunrise, Alps, Italy. (color) Cosmiques ridge and North Face of Mont Blanc, Chamonix. France (color) Aerial view of icy face with hanging glaciers and seracs. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) The day when we arrived, the weather was great, and there is a large numbers of climbers going for it. Denali, Alaska (color) Our first carry day, up to the 14300 camp.. Denali, Alaska (color) To the 11000 camp, where I retrieved my gear. Denali, Alaska (color) Snowy ridge above Shingo La, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir. India (color) The base camp, at 7000 feet, is in the heart of a huge glacier system. Alaska (color) Alpinists on the Aiguille du Midi ridge. Alps, France (color) Mt Huntington and Mt Hunter at sunrise. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) North face of Les Courtes. Alps, France (color) Backcountry skier climbs Dome de Chasseforet in the Vanoise Range, Alps, France. (color) Matterhorn and glaciers at sunrise seen from Monte Rosa, Switzerland. (color) East Face of Mont-Blanc and Mt Maudit, early morning, Italy and France. (color) Aerial view of wide glacier near Lake Clark Pass. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aerial view of Mount St Elias. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Traveling down with sleds. Denali, Alaska (color) Above the 11000 camp, the route becomes steeper, making sleding or sking unpractical. Denali, Alaska (color) The Balcony camp on the West Rib really deserves its name. Panoramic view over 180 degrees. Denali, Alaska (color) At the 16000 narrow camp on the Rib, there is just another party. Denali, Alaska (color) Alpinists on Aiguille du Midi ridge, Chamonix. France (color) Aerial view of Harding icefield and Peaks. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Alpinists on the  Midi-Plan ridge. Alps, France (color) Mer de Glace (sea of ice), the second longest glacier in the Alps, seen from Montenvers. Alps, France (color) Sunrise, Kennicott glacier seen from Mt Donoho. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) North Face of Mont-Blanc, France. (color) Alpinist near the top of Monte Rosa,  Switzerland. (color) The mighty West face of Mc Kinley. The West Buttress is the ridge on the left on the skyline, the Cassin the ridge on the right. Denali, Alaska (color) Kahilna peaks seen from 16000ft on Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Aiguille du Tour and Aiguille Verte, seen from the Aiguilles Rouges at dusk, Alps, France. (color) Aerial view of Tikakila River valley under dark clouds. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Camping high on the West Rib route. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of Harding icefield and Nunataks. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Storm clouds approaching. Denali, Alaska (color) Party of three on the West Buttress. Denali, Alaska (color) Mont Blanc and Dome du Gouter, early morning light, Chamonix. France (color) Alpinists go down Aiguille du Midi on a sharp ridge. Alps, France (color) Aerial view of crevasses on steep glacier. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) East Face of Mont-Blanc at dawn, Italy. (color) On the very narrow top of Dent du Geant, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) North side of the Courtes-Verte ridge. Alps, France (color) Aerial view of Tikakila River valley. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Camp on close to Kahilna Pass. Denali, Alaska (color) This time, I had to painfully break the trail, which was swept by the recent storm. It is hard work when you are by yourself. Denali, Alaska (color) Lower section of West Buttress of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Grandes Jorasses and aretes de Rochefort seen from the Aiguilles Rouges, Alps, France. (color) The temperatures during the day were pleasant, but within fifteen minutes after the sun has disappeared, they would drop down to subzero (F). This was a warm year, with minimum temperatures of -20F.. Denali, Alaska (color) At begining June, there is no more night at these latitudes, just a very pure lingering light. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of Harding icefield, fjords in the backgound. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Midi-Plan ridge, Aiguille Verte, Droites, and Courtes at sunrise, Chamonix. France (color) Aerial view of glaciated peak, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Cornice on the Kuffner ridge of Mt Maudit, Italy and France. (color) Mont Blanc and approaching storm clouds seen from Les Drus. Alps, France (color) Probing a circle for crevasses, before unroping. Alaskan glaciers are among the biggest in the world, and have very deep crevasses, which are difficult to spot. Denali, Alaska (color) The next day, unlike the other party which is making a round-a-trip summit day and leave their tent, I pack everything, since I plan to traverse the mountain and go down by the West Buttress. Denali, Alaska (color) View of the upper Vallee Blanche Basin with Aiguille du Midi. Alps, France (color) Mountain ridge and glacier. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) The main camp at 14300ft. Denali, Alaska (color) Aerial view of rocky peaks with snow, Chigmit Mountains. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Mountain goats  in the Aiguilles Rouges and Mont-Blanc range at sunset, Alps, France. (color) The deserted 11000 camp. Denali, Alaska (color) On the North face of Grande Casse, Vanoise, Alps, France. (color) Aerial view of vast glacial system and fjords. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Sunrays over Chamonix Aiguilles, Aiguille Verte, Droites, and Courtes, Chamonix. France (color) Aerial view of Jefferies Glacier and Mount St Elias. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Mount Maudit, Mont-Blanc du Tacul and Aiguille du Midi seen from summit of Mont-Blanc, France. (color) Continuous crevasse field on Mer de Glace. These are caused by irregularities of the ground on which the glacier moves. Alps, France (color) Snow camping on the Kahilna Glacier. Denali, Alaska (color) Last technical steps on the West Rib route. Denali, Alaska (color) High-altitude camp on the West Rib  of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Midnight alpenglow on Mt Hunter, seen from the 14300ft on Mc Kinley. Denali, Alaska (color) Aiguille du Midi summit emerges from the clouds. Alps, France (color) Aiguille des Glaciers at sunrise, Mont-Blanc range. (color) Evening falls on the 14300 camp. Denali, Alaska (color) Alpinists climb  Aiguille du Midi, France. (color) Aerial view of Chigmit Mountains. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Root Glacier seen from Mt Donoho. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Bionnassay ridge from the Jaccoux-Domenech route, Italy. (color) Mt Foraker and Kahilna Peaks seen from the West Rib of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Glacial pool in Mer de Glace. Alps, France (color) A view from the summit of Mt McKinley. Denali, Alaska (color) Alpinists on the Aiguille du Midi ridge. Alps, France (color) Storm clouds approaching. Denali, Alaska (color) The route so far (outlined in red): the Kahilna glacier in front of Mt Foraker, Windy Corner, and the camp 14300 which is nested in a snow bowl. Denali, Alaska (color) Mont-Blanc range at sunset, Alps, France. (color) The treacherous Denali Pass, scene of numerous accidents. The descending traverse is somewhat delicate for tired climbers. Moreover some take only ski poles and therefore cannot self-arrest. Denali, Alaska (color) Bivy at the base of Dent du Geant, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) Aerial view of snowy peaks, Chigmit Mountains. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Vallot hut  emergency shelter, Mont-Blanc, France. (color) The Wrangell range seen from Mt Donoho, sunrise. Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) Mt Foraker and moon at twilight. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. (color) South side of the Courtes-Verte ridge seen from the Talefre Basin. Alps, France (color)
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