First solo in Alaska: 12 hours up, 3 days down

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(Story edited Jun 8 with new link) American alpinist Colin Haley has made the first solo ascent the Infinite Spur on Sultana – Mt. Foraker in Alaska. While the ascent required just 12 hours 29 minutes from the Bergschrund to the summit, the descent proved a harrowing ordeal that turned out to be one of the most intense experiences in his life. Link to Colin’s blog

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