The 2011 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic is done. I teamed up on route with fellow rookie Paige Brady, and in spite of a storm Monday night that sent us back to wait overnight under a spruce tree for better weather, we finished in second overall at 3 days, 12 hours, and 20 minutes.
The real story is Luc Mehl, John Sykes, Tyler Johnson, and Todd Kasteler, whose glacier route will hold up well in the ranks of race legends. Perhaps more remarkably, Luc hauled a Canon 7D and created this video:
More next week, when I’m home with photos on the hard drive and more of a chance to process it all.