Alaska Expedition - 2012
In the summer of 2012, Tom Livingstone and Tom Ripley flew out to Alaska, North America, to attempt a new route on the Father and Son Wall of Denali. They are both students at Bangor University, North Wales, and are now in their 3rd and final year of studies.
Denali, more commonly known as Mt. McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America. Unfortunately the pair did not attempt their objective, the new route, for a number of reasons.
They did, however, make perhaps the youngest British ascent of the Cassin Ridge, a huge 8000 ft (nearly 3000 m) route on the South face of Denali.
The pair spent 5 weeks in the mountains. They made acclimatisation climbs in the mountains above the Kahiltna Glacier, before warm temperatures forced them to move higher up the mountain. They spent 4 days getting to 14000 ft camp on Denali.
Tom and Tom are indebted to the following organisations; without their support the expedition would not have taken place. Financial Support from: BMC , Mount Everest Foundation and Welsh Sports Association. Equipment was supplied by: Anatom, Cotswold Outdoor, First Ascent and Mountain Equipment.
Some publicity to date:
Music: Alt-J - Something Good
Otto Knows - Million Voices
Kings of Leon - On Call
Daft Punk - One More Time
Rusted Root - Send Me on My Way