NEWS: Rock and Ice Spotlight – Deep North

by Corey Rich


Check out this month’s issue of Rock and Ice Magazine, featuring my words and pictures, to get a taste of our 2011 trip to the Arrigetch Peaks in the Brooks Range, Alaska. I was accompanied by my great friends and fellow climbers Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy, Todd Offenbacher, Tommy Thompson, and Dane Henry. Like all climbing expeditions, this trip into the Arrigetch Peaks had some close-calls, a lot of laughs, plenty of suffering and amazing granite. I really wanted this article to highlight the climbing aspect of the expedition, we had such a small weather window that it was a miracle Tommy, Hayden, and myself were able to reach the summit of a new route.  I don’t want to give too much away, so if you’re interested please check out Rock & Ice’s March 2013 issue, on stands now, to read more about our trip. Also you can visit our website and watch a video about our adventure on Vimeo.

A huge thanks to my old friend Tommy Baynard and Trans-Global Group for the opportunity to be a part of their hit TV show, “Flying Wild Alaska” on Discovery and for your vision to make this awesome adventure a reality! Additional thanks to Nikon, Polartec, Patagonia and Revo for their support. Christian Beckwith and Jeff Jackson, thank you both for your brilliant word-smithing and mad editing skills.We couldn’t have done it without any of you.

To read more about our trip and the making of “Flying Wild Alaska” read our previous posts here.


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