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Denali Update 6 of 6: Back to Civilisation

In 6. Denali, North America, Project 7in4by Steve

Denali Day 15, 04-Apr-2018 Not much to report today. After getting back down from the summit at 05:00 we spent the day drinking, eating and sleeping; pretty much in that order. The winds have picked back up as forecasted and it is quite miserable outside. For the duration of this trip we have been receiving daily professional weather forecasts specific …

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Denali Update 3 of 6: Made it to 14k Camp

In 6. Denali, North America, Project 7in4by Steve

Denali Day 6, 26-Mar-2018: Load Carry up Motorcycle Hill Another glorious day with idyllic weather. That’s five days straight now with sunny skies, no cloud and no wind. It is remarkable. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but I do fear that the longer this perfect weather continues the harder it will hit when it does change. The …

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Denali Update 2 of 6: A Slow Start

In 6. Denali, North America, Project 7in4by Steve

Denali Day 1, 21-Mar-2018: Flight In This afternoon got dropped off on the glacier at the foot of Denali, the site of the normal base camp. It was a remarkable flight from Talkeetna over epic winter Alaskan scenery. It was a bit of a reality check when the plane took back off leaving the 4 of us standing knee deep …

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Denali Update 1 of 6: Now the Fun Really Begins

In 6. Denali, North Americaby Steve

Struggling to Keep Up to Date Apologies, I am posting this update slightly out of order. Between cramped long haul flights, jet lag, the actual climbs themselves and recovery, I have found it difficult to keep up to date with my trip reports. I still have Carstensz and Elbrus to catch up on. However, I thought I would get this …

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Elbrus Update 2 of 2: Summit

In 5. Elbrus, Europe, Project 7in4by Steve

Elbrus Day 5 – 13th March 2018 Waking up in the early hours this morning and having to duck outside to the outhouse, I questioned if the weather forecast had got it completely wrong. Today was our planned summit day and it was meant to be clear with light winds. It was clear, a brilliant night sky full of stars, …

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Elbrus Update 1 of 2: Acclimatisation

In 5. Elbrus, Europeby Steve

Can They Make It Any More Difficult? Given the complexities of the Russian visa application process, you could be forgiven for thinking they don’t want any visitors… Ok, so I can hear you saying, “Why weren’t you more organized and apply the visa before you started the trip, rather than leaving it till the last minute?” Well that again comes …