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.
Edelweiss ambassador Josie McKee talks about her trip to Nepal with Savannah Cummins and Dawa Yangzum. They went to the Rolwaling Valley with the intent of bolting multiple sport climbing routes for the locals, but found that the act of adding bolts to the landscape was a perhaps a tougher mental challenge than physical.