MY 5TH ATTEMPT AT DENALI 2021
Face your Fear!
Last years attempt I got so, so close to summiting. The fear that had manifested itself from when I fell into that crevice in 2018 cam back to haunt me. I got to that ridge line, crevice and froze with fear! Needless to say, I couldn’t hold the team up and had to go back to High Camp @ 17,200ft. So next day I went back up to the ridge line/crevice and faced my fear and overcome it! Unfortunately, I missed my opportunity to summit with the team.
My 4th Attempt at Denali 2018
This was the closes I’ve come to reaching the summit. I did exceed all other attempts making it to High Camp at 17,200 ft. I was only 3,110 ft. from the summit when I hit the wall and could not go any further. I’ll be back!!
My 3rd Attempt at Denali 2017
After 6 days of digging out of snow I succumbed to frostbite on my hands and was force to quit. My 3rd quest ends, but I plan on returning to Denali 2018! My Motto is “Embrace your Failures” and have a “Never quit Attitude”!
My 2nd Attempt at Denali 2016
This 2nd time I only climbed to 13,500 ft. and I had to quit due to physical issues.
My 1st Attempt at Denali 2012
Climbed 11 days on Mt Denali in Alaska up to 14,000 ft. Temps would drop to -20f deg. Climb would end do to a severe case of Bronchitis.