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We Wildsnow editors were doing historical research in the crumbling archives of an Aspen, Colorado newspaper. We had no idea that uphilling resorts was a thing in 1961! Anyone have another grandpa or grandma they knew did this? I thought in those days, once they installed ski lifts, resorts were for riding the lifts, and the backcountry where they went with human power. Oh, and is this the same guy? If so he’s 123 years old. Uphilling, the secret fountain of youth? In all seriousness, it appears the linked Graham was on the Harvard Route (Denali) first ascent in 1963, perhaps the Times got the dates wrong? Or perhaps the uphiller in the newspaper article is the website guy’s father?
While most of the WildSnow backcountry skiing blog posts are best attributed to a single author, some work well as done by the group.