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O'Malley in January

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O'Malley in January
January 19, 2015 11:48AM
Many of you may have seen the frequent news on the solo hiker who successfully completed the first Mt. McKinley solo summit in January. Well, that was not me.

But yesterday, I did complete a summit of O'Malley Peak in the Chugach Mountains next to Anchorage. It was by far by toughest winter hike I have done at 8 miles and 3,100 elevation gain. The conditions were tough yesterday. It was warm (30ish) but we often found ourselves postholing in boulder fields (carefully trying not to faceplant or break an ankle. Postholing up the snow chutes seemed safe by comparison. The pictures below look like moonscapes.

Entire album is here: O'Malley January 2015 Album





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