Herve Barmasse to attempt a new route on the South Face of Shisha Pangma - 8027 meters
Eastern Santa Cruz Island photos (slide show) with the Coachella Valley Meetup group
https://www.adn.com/sports/2017/04/22/2-climbers-record-early-ascent-scary-descent-of-denali/-- 2 climbers record early ascent, scary descent of Denali's Cassin Ridge
https://www.nps.gov/dena/field-report-april-22-2017.htm -- First climbers of the year on Denali's Cassin Route
http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/herve-barmasse-shisha-pangma-and-the-lure-of-unpredictable-mountaineering.html -- Herve Barmasse to attempt new route on South Face of Shisha Pangma (8027 meters)
https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Coachella-Valley/photos/27795815/ -- E Santa Cruz Island
Echo Traverse (4/22-23)- an extremely easy and scenic traverse to start the Sierra season! The postholing was knee deep in a lot of places and I was stupid enough to not bring snowshoes.
First Alaska trip for 2017 down. Back in Anchorage. Managed to top out the Mooses tooth via "ham and eggs" with Mountain Madness. Perfect weather and found the route in fairly good condition despite warm temps. Hoping the next couple trips into the range this year go just as smooth.
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