Painted Blue

Posted on: June 1, 2003

[Left] Scott DeCapio descends from the London Tower after the first ascent of The Trailer Park, Ruth Gorge, Alaska Range, Alaska. The route took twelve hours to the summit, eighteen hours round-trip. Mt. Dickey is the peak to the left, Mt. Barril the smaller peak in the center. [Right] DeCapio handing over the sharp end on the first ascent of Ring of Fire, Thunder Mountain, Alaska Range, Alaska. Cordes and DeCapio climbed the route in seventeen hours to the summit, with a round-trip time of twenty-four hours. [Photo] Kelly Cordes

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