In celebration of the recent Alaska mountaineering season, we present 423 seconds of climbing and other antics in the 49th state.

Ruth Rave

Well-sponsored Brits Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker bag two new routes in two weeks above the Ruth Gorge.

The View From Barrill

William Finley points out the landmarks.

Man Spoon

Max Turgeon and Freddie Wilkinson settle in for a nap on the north buttress of Mt. Hunter, while Ben Gilmore (filming) appears quite happy to be left out in the cold.

Biggest Massive Mountain

Polish climbers Marek Klonowski and Tomek Mackiewicz traverse Mt. Logan the hard way, starting near sea level on Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier.

Close Call

Clint Helander pauses for reflection after an unroped crevasse fall during the first ascent of the Ice Pyramid, Revelation Mountains.

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March 2009