AK Family show – SLC, 3/15

| March 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

In 1994 I attended a slideshow on climbing Denali at the Black Diamond Equipment shop in Salt Lake City. The show was put on by Conrad Anker and I was there with my good buddy Mark Holbrook, a coworker at BD. One of Conrad’s photos was of the Messner Couloir in all of its glory, which prompted Mark and me to put together a trip to try to ski it. I didn’t know it at the time, but Denali forms the father, or “Great One” of the Alaska Range family with Sultana/Foraker being the “mother” and Mt. Hunter being the child. Through a series of circumstances, luck and one failed attempt, skiing all three of these peaks became a 14 year obsession for me.

On Thursday, March 15th at 7pm, I’m psyched to be returning to the original scene of the inspiration to give a presentation on skiing and climbing these peaks. Admission is free and tradition is BYOB.
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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Barry Wood, Drill Sergeant says:

    I hear that zone skis really well. Did you shoot lots of footy? I’ll be the kickers were sick! I’ll be there.

    C

  2. Chad says:

    Andrew, this is the night of the Utah republican caucuses. I was hoping we could all stack the deck, I need these people to go run as delegates to infiltrate the system!

  3. Berc says:

    Is there a raffle for the Nutella? Lucas and I will be there.

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