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Ouldoorr Prrourram frustration spread across his face as group leader , Mike Beiser , tried once again to extrapo late vital data from his computer . As we exchanged greetings , he mentioned that the process of tting the dition together

tain . Every expedition involves two phases : the preparation phase , and the climbing phase . Both phases are equally important . Because climbing can be a dangerous reparation is a rimary concern . Frost-bite , altitude crevasse location re a few of the are in the phase . s important as the reparation phase is , it can not repare you for all f the little ther nature stows upon its

sense , tolerance , and work ethic are paramount to a successful climb . I had a chance to ask one of the expedition members why he climbed . He said that he climbed mountains for the shear joy of it . He made it clear that people do not ever conquer mountains . The mountains were there long before and will be there long after each climber . If by chance , a climber gets to stand atop the summit , he is fortunate . If he does not see the summit , then he is left with the experiences of being in an environment that only a few le will ever see . In 1999 The U of I sent ten climbers to remote Alaska to climb the Hubbard/Kennedy tain massif . To those invo lved , I say "Good luck and happy trails . " Story and layout by T-Jay Clevenger

1999 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 97 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1999 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 97 - University of Idaho Yearbook

1999 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 97 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1999 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 97 - University of Idaho Yearbook