Lifelink-The weather is crappy there today (socked in clouds with precipitation) and expected until Sunday...very scarey place to be with any fresh snow, warming, etc. I have heard the best conditions are when it hasn't seen a storm in three weeks. I DEFINITElY want to hear how that trip goes for him.
Had a friend make it halfway up the handle last Memorial Day with a foot of fresh...they skinned up that entire way...sluffs going off everywhere, his friend fell in the bergshrund...epic trip to say the least...they called it and skied Buck Mountain instead.
BCR- I know you are giving me hell. I would LOVE Alaska, but it is AMAZING how many different MECCAS we have in the lower 48. Blows my mind....shit, there are enough lines and unridden peaks around these parts that boggle me. Sierras, Wasatch, Colorado, Nevada...all the same...
Your point being...Alaska is a special place...I will shut the funk up right now and just have to check it out for myself one of these days.