#Denali2018

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Mt Crosson at 12,352 feet. Another gem of beauty in Denali National Park 💎🗻 #tbt #findawildlife
If you're wondering how it is to climb North Americas highest mountain, here is a video from our expedition to Denali this summer!🗻 #denali2018 #7summits #neverstopexploring #shutrondheim #alpineascentsfoundation #utpåturaldrisur #everest2019 #thinair #alaska #mitoc #bergans #ntnui
What else was I gonna chat about today? 😄 Mountains have tested me physically and mentally like never before. From those early and COLD AF mornings to the weather waiting game at high camps. From Denali, to Rainier even those smaller mountains like Helens, and South Sister all have made me feel joy and express humility throughout life. Have a mountain that you adore? Enjoy this International Mountain Day and Climb on! ⛰ #internationalmountainday
May 29 on our way down back to 14k camp from 16,200 cache site. This was our first day heading up the fixed lines. 50-55 degree slopes! Some of those muscles that you never thought were there along with the adrenaline got your blood pumping!! We were thinking of caching a bit higher at 16,600 but incoming clouds told us to dig, cache and head down. It was a good push to climb up 2,000 ft. From 14,200-16,200 ft felt tiring but great! Highest I was before was atop Rainier ⛰ My face in this picture explains a lot. 9 days of wearing the same clothing, lovely sweat/snot icicle I did not notice until I took this photo 😄 Damn good memories that I will never forget 💯 @gdbrekke @hippidyhoppidy @a_chef_on_the_mountains
Been off navigating obstacles. There’s nothing I do better but it doesn’t really translate to social media. 💁🏻‍♀️ #headwall #crampons #obstacles #schmobstacles #🍑 #blackdiamond #snaggletooth
June 2nd, 2018 Living life at High Camp 17,200 ft. Looking at the autobahn high on the route. Can you spot the climbers? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here in the PNW and other places in the world we would start in the dark of night to climb. At High Camp my team started around 10:30-11AM. I stayed behind at camp to look after a sick climber on our team. Watching the climbers head up and come down was bittersweet but still fun to be high on Denali! 🙌 Bluebird day means 0° and all the layers on 😄 Luckily no wind yet the next day would be hell. A great day out in the wild. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The gear in the picture to the left belonged to some Russians. They made summit at high costs. Frostbite fingers were nice and purple. They looked in pain but eventually got down safely. Cheers to the adventures and good teammates 🙌 Alaska may be calling me back in the future of another climb. Logan, Foraker or more on the horizon 😄😄🧡 Climb on! 🗻 #liveyouradventure #whyiclimb #getstranded #findawildlife @hippidyhoppidy @gdbrekke @a_chef_on_the_mountains
Mush. I’m getting rocked administratively, logistically and medically this week. Dreaming of getting rocked physically, outdoors very soon. I’m a sick fuck. And I love it. ✌🏼💁🏻‍♀️
“When this old world starts getting me down and people are just too much for me to face, I climb way up to the top of the stairs and all my cares just drift right into space. On the roof it’s peaceful as can be, and there the world below can’t bother me.” -The Drifters/Carole King /// #Denali2018 #WestButtress #14kft #humpday #roughweek #mountainsarecalling
Looking SW at Mt Foraker you'd think you were higher than her....WRONG 😄 you're still about 1,200 ft lower. Here at 16,200 we are caching some of our extra gear and taking a break before we head back down to 14kcamp. Camp 1 can be seen in the lower left about 8,400 ft down the mountain!!! Climb high, sleep low 🙌 We all felt good but since this was our first time on the headwall via fixed lines our hearts were beating and our adrenaline was GOING. Not worrying about life felt damn good while on Denali. Getting away from life and enjoying the solitude. I look at these pictures and know when and where, what was going on. If I was taking this picture my teammates could've been hacking away at the snow and ice burying our cache. The good life indeed 🙌 @gdbrekke @hippidyhoppidy @a_chef_on_the_mountains #liveyouradventure #whyiclimb #getstranded #findawildlife
Day 12 Rest Day @ High Camp. Storms stayed away while we were living the high life. Looking out at the West Buttress a solo climber heads up past Washburn's Thumb. Some teams were making the climb to the summit from 14k camp. Skip high camp yet 6,000 feet to climb in the day or night mixed with the cold temps! I miss it. Such a solid adventure 🙌 Looking forward to the future adventures 🗻
“Slip inside the eye of your mind, don’t you know you might find, a better place to play. But don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.” Thanks #Oasis . @naomischware looks back down the glacier we’re hauling 247 pounds of gear and food through. Being outside has changed us for the better, maybe it can change you too. Above tree-line, no devices, is where what’s important rises to the top. Be up there in a few days! Check out @curious_compass @valkyriesofvalor @veterans_expeditions
Way back to May 22, 2018. // Only two unguided female rope teams summited #Denali in 2018. One, a team of technical climbers who used to guide on the mountain (badasses, no doubt), and us rag-tag, unsponsored, savages. We’re the first ever team of female #veterans to climb to the top of North America without using a guide - with or without using a guide service! #recordsetter When displaced from my original sports, I chose to pursue #mountaineering in February 2017, trained-around spine surgery- on mountains like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Rainier and the Rockies, and look what we did. I’m proud of this accomplishment and the fortitude we demonstrated along the way. I also manage a neurological condition secondary to traumatic brain injury (haven’t woven it into social so everything you see is #halfthestory ). I’ve set MY bar high for “disability,” and will continue to do so, even if I have to work twice as hard. It’s tough, but remember, the only person who can break your spirit is YOU. I got this, you got this. Believe in yourself, drop any dead weight, work for it, and the rest will come. #waybackwednesday #teamwork #summit2018 #ladyvets #denali2018 #makeyourselfproud #worldmentalhealthday2018
The snow has returned! ⛄⛄⛄ #denali2018
#Motivation from one of our @curious_compass leisurely strolls because I needed some #mondaymotivation after the #un #climate report broke my cold 🖤 #IPCC #globalwarming #icantfixeverything
HUGS! Rope up, sack up, don’t quit. No hacks. Well, there was a “shortcut;” that time we single-carried from 11k to 14.2k camp to include #motorcyclehill and #windycorner . Of the latter I’ll never forget saying matter-of-factly, “I’m scared.” That’s the kind of info I readily offer up to my climbing partner because we are a team. And I remember the beat we took - her appreciative of my honesty and me surprised by my display of vulnerability - before we smashed that shit. (Why I was scared is a separate story unto itself. Don’t matter for now. 📷: @naomischware aka #theyeti )
A bit stressful with six kids but worth every minute! #denali2018 #camping #alaskalife
Regrann from @peppinflight - Reaching the ridge at the top of the West Buttress of #Denali on our #acclimatization day. We were fortunate to have incredible views and moderate wind. 6 days later we would climb the #ridge again just after a massive storm had passed through with no views and waist deep #snow . #ipreview #denali #denali2018 #climbing #mountaineering #rei1440project #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #alaska #alpine #olympus #fitspiration #training #nopainnogain #fitfluential #findyourstrong #positivemood #beastmode #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #fitlife #optoutside #denalinationalpark #instadialy #instagram #insta - #regrann
Regrann from @peppinflight - Absolute trip of a lifetime. So many experiences with 2 amazing friends #climbing the tallest #mountain in North America. @patrick_maguire91 @maviemonaventure #denali2018 To date we’ve raised over $12000 for Mental Health and had amazing support from our trip supporters and sponsors. Feeling so fortunate for this amazing life. - #regrann #denali #alaska #mountaineering
#tbt to 3+ weeks without a shower, post #expedition #crazyhair , slow-roasted skin and a nose and lip blowing flesh bubbles a few hours later. Honestly, after summit day I slacked on sunblock and paid the price. Whatever, glory #🇺🇸 is forever. Compare to yesterday’s photo kThanks. #beauty #fashion #notyouraverage #meandtheyeti #alpineglow #glacierglow #denali2018 #ifeelpretty #messyhairdontcare #tothesummit #highonlife
The choice to go to Denali in early May was made because while it’s really cold, it’s generally clear. Unfortunately that was not this year. By the time we got to 11,000’ camp, the rangers JUST got to 14,000’ advance camp. The head wall didn’t have any ropes up yet. The weather was fickle. Here you can see the change over a matter of hours, with the 2nd photo being the weather we spent most of our time in. Hopefully next time around we hit it better. And that’s the thing about life, you have to roll with the punches and adapt. Things don’t always go your way. Learn. Grow. And keep adventuring. . . . . #getoutstayout #denali2018 #denali #gethigher #dowhatyoulove #mountaineering #neverstopexploring #optoutside #keepitwild #welivetoexplore #liveoutdoors #exploremore #coldaf #teampnw #wiser #outdoorresearch
And just like that another season comes to an end. #Denali2018
I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud. #flashback to that beautiful day we stood on top of North America. I’ll be reunited with the Yeti in October for an 18,491 ft training hike. Pass the guac. ¡ARRIBA, ARRIBA! ¡ÁNDALE, ÁNDALE! #getoutside #mountains (📷: @naomischware )
Ended the season on a high note! #bittersweet to leave this beautiful sight in my rearview mirror until next summer! Time to migrate south and maybe hibernate through the winter! #denali2018
Reaching the ridge at the top of the West Buttress of Denali on our acclimatization day. We were fortunate to have incredible views and moderate wind. 6 days later we would climb the ridge again just after a massive storm had passed through with no views and waist deep snow. #ipreview #denali #denali2018 #climbing #mountaineering #rei1440project #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #alaska #alpine #olympus #fitspiration #training #nopainnogain #fitfluential #findyourstrong #positivemood #beastmode #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #fitlife #optoutside #denalinationalpark #instadialy #instagram #insta
✨paradise ✨ The coziest restaurant in Alaska @mooseakas ✨More remodeling to come next year✨ Photo: by @ivan_radoviic #cosyrestaurant #antique #serbianrestaurant #mooseakas #denalinationalpark #denali2018 #traveling #alaaka
The sky was lighting up a few nights ago, these clouds need to clear up!! #northernlights #auroraborealis #alaska #denali2018 #watercolor
Flying back to work today with a full heart and mind. I’ve been fortunate to have one of the most incredible summers I can remember. From the the summit of Mt. Denali, to the arctic water of Yukon rivers, Coastal Maine, West Coast weddings, and a perfect birthday weekend. My life will forever be different now, with more perspective, passion and clarity for who I really want to be. We are not the same person this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. . . #expatlife #expat #denali #denali2018 #yukon #alaska #nigeria #canada #britishcolumbia #floatplane #wheretonext
#Repost @liquidiv //// Shortly after returning from the hydration challenge of the century (#denali2018 ) I was introduced to @liquidiv , tried the product, and have been a devotee since. Thanks for making your #WomensEquality post about meeeeeeee! I’m not even sure Insta land knows this - I’m busy “doing” not posting - but I’ve just spent over two years trampling down a path for women who have suffered brain injury - particularly those who were not given the time of day because they looked fine. All that is changing. Stay tuned for #liquidIV getting me across the Sahara desert next spring and go to my story to click the link to the article/video! #❤️ #🏃🏻‍♀️ #🔥 #🏜 ・・・ Meet @amandauncharted... Navy veteran, endurance athlete and global adventurer, Amanda Burrill, is the real-life superwoman! Despite traumatic brain injuries and a bionic foot, she's preparing for a 12-hour race to benefit other military heroes. Check out our exclusive video interview at link in bio! 🏃‍♀️✨ #FuelingLifesAdventures #LIVitup #WomensEqualityDay
Moose-AKa’s team @229parksdenali !!! Thank you @lbc229 for giving us a VIP table. . . . . . #mooseakas #mooseakasteam #denalinationalpark #denali2018 #denali #229restaurant
Timelapse from the flight back to civilization after 28 days on Denali! ✈ 🗻 #denali2018 #neverstopexploring #thenorthfaceboston #everest2019 #7summits #adventure
My ‘Magic Bus’ moment. “.. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
The two best friends that anyone ever had. #tolleyloveseverly #tolleythelip #agirlandherdog #bestfriends #denali2018
Stepping on to the highest peak in North America felt unreal after almost giving up the whole expedition 2 days prior. The views were just amazing!! 😁 6000m straigh down 😅 @thenorthface_bos @alpineascentsfoundation @alpineascents #denali2018 #alaska #7summits #7summitschallenge #thinair #everest2019 #norrøna #bergans
Overachiever alert. Going above 😉 and beyond in my #balance #rehab by conducting it at 17k ft. Make it interesting and put sugar at the end: I’ll fuc&ing get there! (📷 @naomischware ) #motivationmonday #ropeteam #denalinationalpark #altitude #getoutsideandplay #alpine
Near Denali Summit in my favorite piece of kit; the Icebreaker Onesy aka the 'Sheepsuit'. #denali2018 #sandtosummits #icebreakernz
Testing out gear one mountain at a time. #denali2018 #summitorplummet
Mother Nature provides a filter while I stow my gear. (Or maybe I was desperately looking for frozen Skittles.) #altitude #snowfall #wbw w/ my #wcw #denali2018 #🗻
Лагерь на горе. Отдых не испортил даже дождь на сквозь промочивший все вещи #festelanka18 #denali2018 #деналинабали
The final phase of big mountain training: Beers on the curb while we wait for our pizzas. #trainlikeanangel #tbt #bros #denali2018 #iifym
Enjoying the views from Baldy this morning. Lots of memories on the peaks I see from here- Alaska Range, Talkeetnas and Chugach. #denali2018 #denali #chugachmountains #chugachlife #alaskalife
The stillness and silence contrasted by the sound of the wind and clouds as they met the mountains will forever be in my memory. #denali #Denali2018 #alaska #rmiexpeditions #climbmemories #thejoyofclimbing #McKinley #onestepatatime #davesteamclimb
Thank you @davehahn.climb for capturing this photo of our team (I’m the first climber you see) as we ascend the ridge to high camp. #Denali2018 #alaska #rmiexpeditions #climbmemories #thejoyofclimbing #McKinley #onestepatatime #davesteamclimb
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