Spring of 2021 was my longest trip to Alaska and definitely the most productive of my 13 trips into the range. The plans for it started to get hashed out in October of 2019. I’ll give you all one guess why the trips did not happen in spring of 2020. At least the silver lining was it allowed another year of structured training to prepare.
On September 19, 2020 four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or 2020 during the 25th edition of the Ladek Mountain Film Festival in Poland. Of the four being awarded, two of the teams are American! Our own Beal and Grivel athlete Alan Rousseau is receiving the award for his 2019 ascent with Tino Villanueva of Tengi Ragi Tau (22,762 ft).