Friday, August 7, 2009
AAI Backpacking guide, Jeff Ries, recently took a trip up to Alaska and had the opportunity to snap some photos while he was flying around.
The first set are aerial views of Stikine LeConte Wilderness area, east of Wrangell Alaska. These photos were taken on July 28, 2009.
This second set of photos are from the Saint Elias range. These were taken on July 29, 2009.
Mt Logan, at 19,850 feet, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America. Measured by its base circumference, it is the most massive mountain in the world. It is twenty-five miles long and rises more than two miles above its surroundings. The ridge crest of the mountain is about 10 miles (16 km) across and has 8 summits over 18,000 feet, while the entire mass is more than 20 miles (32 km) long.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 6:00 AM