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Cirque of the Unclimbables

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

This is part four of a four part series, chronicling Alex and Mandy’s attempted ascents at the Cirque of the Unclimbables. We left the pair as they were half-way up an intimidating spire-like peak called Lotus Flower Tower. They had just reached... more

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

This is part three of a four part series, chronicling Alex and Mandy’s attempted ascents at the Cirque of the Unclimbables. We left the pair as they were about to try to climb Easy Huey Spire, after seven days of waiting out the rain. It was a... more

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Mandy Wong

The next morning we woke up with our first clear view of the Cirque proper. This place is nothing but intimidating -- and yet, surreally beautiful. You sort of feel like you’ve been plopped into the middle of a science-fiction film set, with... more

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Mandy Wong

There’s a GoPro video I captured on my recent trip to the Cirque of the Unclimbables. In it, I am 200 feet up a rock wall, suspended from a questionable anchor made of various webbing and rusted bolts. Above me is 2,300 feet of vertical granite... more

Yukon Summer