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Alaska Range Climbing…On a Budget

Jan 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Your heart races as the tiny four-seater bush plane that you’re strapped into comes in for a landing — but not on any sort of runway you’ve ever seen before. Through the windscreen, a massive white glacier approaches at seemingly-breakneck speed. With a muffled thud, the skis bolted to the Cessna’s landing gear impact the snow, and you know you’ve arrived: The Central Alaska Range.
Every part of climbing in Alaska is a mind blowing experience. The sheer scale of the mountains, the ferocity of the weather, and the beauty of North America’s biggest and baddest alpine playground are all impossible to imagine without going there. But unfortunately, many people associate this jaw-dropping place with similarly jaw-lowering credit card bills.
On January 23rd at Backcountry Essentials, my slideshow “Alaska Range Climbing On A Budget,” will highlight experiences from my past seven expeditions into the Range and expose the money-saving techniques that have allowed me to return here year after year. In a comical and entertaining slideshow, I will show you how to follow your dreams without breaking the bank.
See you there!
Nick Aiello


Jan 23, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Backcountry Essentials
214 W. Holly St.
Bellingham, WA United States
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