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This climb was somehow different. It was not just about the summit. In spite of the continuing massive consternation about this climb, film, and entire Fairweather project, I enjoyed being there.

Wisdom Earned - Fairweather Podcast

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15,300 Mount Fairweather seen from the Gulf of Alaska.
Photo credit Chris Kopczynski
15,300-foot Mount Fairweather, seen from the Grand Plateau north of the peak. The North-Northeast Cirque leads to the saddle right of the peak. The upper West Ridge is the right skyline.
Photo by John Martersteck
Pilot Drake Olson doing what he does best. Pilot Paul Swanstrom on the Grand Plateau.
Our miserable camp in the upper basin.
Photo by Wayne Herrick
Crevasse City
Photo by Dave Covill
Flying in to Fairweather. Flying in to Fairweather.
Waiting. Waiting.
Gerry Roach and Chris Kopczynski on top of Fairweather.
Photo by John Martersteck
Dave Covill and Gerry Roach together on Fairweather’s summit. It had taken the two of us eight tries to reach this point.
Photo by John Martersteck
My final map was green.
All photos from the Gerry Roach Collection
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