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Joe Stock and I, along with Elliot Gaddy have started Alaska Guide Collective. This past season was our first year of operation after 1.5 years of set up. I’m pumped to be working with these guys and running my trips under our own banner.
Pretty cool to have this high school backcountry ski program up from Maine for a trip in Alaska. We spent 4 days camping out and one more day trip in another area. Wish I had this in high school!
This season marked my 10th winter in Alaska. Also, a year I will remember for truly falling in love with my home area. So much more to explore, literally a lifetime’s worth.
After 5 weeks of strong spring storm systems the weather cleared and we flew into the mountains. Those storms had accumulated 20-30 feet of new snow (according to climbing rangers, and I believe them… it was storming hard!)
She’s a beast! Out of 31 trips I’ve done into the central Alaska Range, this has got to be the best vantage point I’ve had of Mt. Foraker (aka Sultana). With 13,400 feet of vertical rise from the glacier below, a photo does not do it justice.
I was also joined by a stoked crew of local Alaskans. With tons of wilderness and whitewater experience, they were looking to get their feet off to the right start and expand their skill set to include glacier travel in the big mountains behind their homes.
Thanks for viewing! I’ll see you out there.
About the Author
Location: Girdwook, AK
Facebook Business Page: Remarkable Adventures
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Nick began climbing and skiing mountains as soon as he could walk. His drive for wild places brought him to Alaska in 2007 and he never left. As an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, Nick teaches avalanche courses, guides backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering trips all over Alaska's great mountain ranges. His career has become his lifestyle and he wouldn't have it any other way. When not working, Nick is taking his enthusiasm deeper into the hills and rivers on personal trips. Nick loves to share his knowledge about safe mountain travel and looks forward to sharing his passion for the mountains with you.
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