Getting the Wheels Rolling on Denali

Post by blogger | May 22, 2010      

A little something Louie and I put together to show that the preparation can sometimes exceed the expedition itself, or so it seems so far.


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12 Responses to “Getting the Wheels Rolling on Denali”

  1. Luann White May 22nd, 2010 11:44 pm

    Loved it! I know you got all that stuff in there…I just don’t know how….I am going to put a link to the picture of the KRW trailer on our website.

  2. Elin May 23rd, 2010 9:08 am

    Way to live the dream! You guys are AWESOME!!!

  3. Lisa May 23rd, 2010 9:45 am

    Your videos always turn me on to the best music. So glad you guys are having fun. Berg Heil!

  4. Roger May 23rd, 2010 10:10 am

    Awesome vid! So many cool shots. Did the dog get a ride in the sled?

    I noticed the brunton power system in there and hope eventually you’ll post about how well it works and how you sized/set up the components.

  5. Julie May 23rd, 2010 10:37 am

    Oh man you guys are so inspiring-LOVE, LOVE your trailer! We’re watching you from computer world and sending tons of love and energy for an amazing adventure! JK

  6. Jennie W. May 23rd, 2010 12:09 pm

    Fantastic video fellas. So stoked for you guys. Enjoy every minute.

  7. bjørnar May 23rd, 2010 5:09 pm

    Have a nice trip, what whas the shaving off vibram sole for? And what’s with your sledge system, haul system? Heavy crampons! 😉

  8. Lou May 23rd, 2010 10:54 pm

    ‘nar, I was tapering the sole blocks a bit so the Boot Glove would fit. Not sure I’m using that system, but brought it along to experiment. My boots are pretty warm, so with the boot glove they might work for most of the mountain without overboots, depending on weather of course! The crampons are heavy, but they get abused up there. Broken crampons are a drag, tough to fix.

    Roger, I’ll blog about the electronics from the glacier once I know how they’re working. I’m not confident enough in the whole system to be touting it. I might have screwed something up for all I know, though I’ve tested it and so forth. The weak link is probably the computer. I’m bringing two (Acer netbooks with solid state drives), but if one goes south the other one might too… We’ll do our best.

  9. Ari May 23rd, 2010 11:48 pm

    Awesome compilation guys! A little bummed that there wasn’t a shot of the motel we stayed at in Junction to do the shopping, but overall those shots all show off some great adventures!

  10. Scott Cooper May 24th, 2010 7:28 am

    This is the ultimate skiers road trip guys .Am green with envy. As far as road route goes an early post said the Alcan Highway was your intention. Have you thought about the Cassiar Highway? That road is much more scenic in my opinion. Maybe you could go that way on the southbound leg. I was skiing in AK the last ten days of March this year and hit a nice string of high pressure days in the eastern Alaska Range and Chugach/Thompson pass area. Good snowpack this year for Thompson Pass where we used Matt Kinney’s great guidebook. Yet another suggestion to extend the ultimate skiers road trip!
    Good Luck.

  11. Tyler May 24th, 2010 8:08 am

    heeee hawwww…..7 more days boys! See you in AK!

  12. Brittany May 24th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Great stoke. Miss you guys though! Keep on having fun!

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