In June 2009 photographer Matt Hage and I skied from the summit of 9,020-foot Mount Chamberlin in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. According to the most recent maps, Chamberlin is the highest summit in Brooks Range.
Thanks again to the Hans Fund crew for knowing that ski mountaineering is a higher form of alpinism.
Big thanks to the folks at Osprey Packs for making incredible gear. We used Variant 52 for the best combination of heavy load hauling and light summit packs. For travel we used Transporter 95 - only 2 pounds 5 ounces. Keep up the great work!
- Mountaineering Club of Alaska, Anchorage. January 2010
- Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, Colorado. August 2009
- G3 House Blend - read about Onyx bindings
- AAC Blog - interesting comments
- Osprey Packs - bottom of page
From the gravel bar landing strip on the Hulahula, our route to the summit was 15 miles and 8,000 vertical feet.