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Snowbound Alaska with Melissa Arnot, Part One
Posted on December 15, 2015

When Melissa Arnot, Adam Russell and Jon Mancuso headed for the remoteness of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, it was to cleanse the events on Everest with a wilderness climbing experience. But Alaska can be an unforgiving place. Instead of a quiet glacier camp and rejuvenating alpine climb on 14,831-foot Mt. Bear in the St. Elias range, her small self-supported team experienced sketchy crevasse-ridden navigation, multiple life-threatening situations and a storm that held them captive until they ran out of food. Snowbound Alaska captures their brutal alpine climbing experience. —LYA Editor

Camera by Jon Mancuso, Edit by Mancuso and Karl Archer

Probing for crevasses in nearly white out conditions making way down from camp 2. The weather, visibility, and crevasse danger were so bad it took us the team nearly eight hours to navigate from 12,500 feet back to 10,500.

Check out the Katabatic Tent that kept the team alive in the St. Elias Range at


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