THIS IS ABOUT TWO ALPINISTS THAT STARTED TOGETHER AND ARE NOW COMING BACK TOGETHER TO SEND. EXPLORATION IS FULL VOLUME FOR THIS TWENTY FIVE DAY EXPEDITION IN THE ALASKA RANGE 2010
~Photo: The Timeless face, North Face of Huntington, Mark Allen
VIDEO-GETTING DOWN AND OUT
Video by Mark Allen and Graham Zimmerman Edited by Graham Zimmerman
Music accompanied HD Video of Mark Allen and Graham Zimmerman's account of their unplanned descent off the Southeast Buttress of Mt. Bradley in the Great Ruth Gorge of the Alaska Range. This is a short look into the 99 hour epic resulting in the new Route Vitalogy, Alaska grade V, M6+ WI5 5.9R A1. This video covers how the two climbers run out of food, are force into undiscovered country, and then get pinned by large AK storms ultimately changing their plans.
Mark is the Director of Expeditions Northwest LLC,
a booking network for climbing trips worldwide. Mark is a Washington native and cut his teeth in the North Cascades 1991 and began guiding in the Northwest in 2001. Now he is currently a Full IFMGA Mountain Guide; AMGA Rock, Ski, Alpine Certified and a AIARE Level II Avalanche instructor. When not personal climbing across the US Mark divides his time guiding extensive Alpine, Ice, Rock and Ski trips in the North Cascades, Colorado’s San Juans, and European Alps. Mark’s shoulder seasons are typically spent by annual spring migrations to Alaska to alpine and ski guide in the Alaska and Chugach ranges, rock guide in Red Rock NV and Joshua Tree CA, or high altitude mountaineering in Nepal. Mark’s personal interests are alpinism and ski mountaineering descents in areas that still need exploring. His academic background is in geology with an emphasis on mountain building processes. On his days off he explores the undiscovered corners of his back yard — the North Cascades and San Juan Mountains.