The ultimate goal in exploratory alpinism is to access an unknown zone and find gold in it. In 2013, for Graham Zimmerman and Mark Allen that unknown zone was the Lacuna Glacier of Alaska and the gold was the East wall of Mt Laurens. This film takes you with Graham and Mark as they travel into the Lacuna and try to slay one of the legendary monsters of the Alaska range, the 4,700' Mastodon Face. It's a steep and daunting wall that's going to take all of their patience, strength, and skill to ascend.
Life And Death Decisions On The Mastodon Face
For the past few years Graham Zimmerman and his partners have been delving deep into the mountains of Alaska in search of big walls to climb. This series recounts some of their wildest adventures while telling the story of how Graham got into exploratory alpinism and what drives him to continue is search for big, unclimbed peaks in the remote corners of the world.
Backcountry ski guide Joe Vallone shares his wealth of backcountry knowledge to help you be prepared, reduce risk and improve your mountaineering techniques. 'Backcountry' is any time you're out of the controlled ski area boundary. Such are...
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