Alaska Section

What other region combines immense, infinite peaks with amazing cragging, trekking, rafting, and adventuring of all sorts! Alaska is a dream come true for any climber. Home to the highest peak on the North American Continent, and thousands upon thousands of other peaks and routes, there are many lifetimes of climbing to be done in America’s largest state. The seasons are a bit tricky…but come on up, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

Connect:

Email: [email protected]

Events:

Valdez Ice Fest

Meet your Section Co-Chairs:

Harold Hunt spent his early years in New England, first climbing on North Conway granite in 1983. Over the next several years, he made ascents of important routes like the Black Dike and Remission, and lead a winter trip into Mount Katahdin climbing the well known Cilley-Barber Route. After climbing Denali and feeling the magic of Alaska, he moved there in the fall of 1990. Since moving north and living in Anchorage, Hary has run a small residential remodeling business, H+L Construction. Using his building craft, Harry spearheaded the building of Serenity Falls cabin at the Eklutna Glacier, one of the better winter climbing areas in South Central Alaska, and last year the construction of the AAC owned Snowbird Hut.

Harold Hunt spent his early years in New England, first climbing on North Conway granite in 1983. Over the next several years, he made ascents of important routes like the Black Dike and Remission, and lead a winter trip into Mount Katahdin climbing the well known Cilley-Barber Route. After climbing Denali and feeling the magic of Alaska, he moved there in the fall of 1990. Since moving north and living in Anchorage, Hary has run a small residential remodeling business, H+L Construction. Using his building craft, Harry spearheaded the building of Serenity Falls cabin at the Eklutna Glacier, one of the better winter climbing areas in South Central Alaska, and last year the construction of the AAC owned Snowbird Hut.

Cindi Squire moved to Alaska in 1970 and was hooked on the outdoors at the tender age of 10 on her first backpacking/ camping trip on the Kenai Peninsula. This love of outdoors has been an ever-expanding area of her life. Winters find her ice climbing and skiing while summers are completely filled with rock climbing, biking, hiking, rollerblading, fly-fishing, and backpacking and camping. For the last two years she has been involved with the fundraising and construction of the Snowbird Hut as a way of giving back to the outdoor community. “This has been the most rewarding project that I have ever participated in, and I am excited and proud that the hut turned out so well.” Cindi is actively involved with the AAC and the outdoor community in Alaska and is always planning the next trip.

Cindi Squire moved to Alaska in 1970 and was hooked on the outdoors at the tender age of 10 on her first backpacking/ camping trip on the Kenai Peninsula. This love of outdoors has been an ever-expanding area of her life. Winters find her ice climbing and skiing while summers are completely filled with rock climbing, biking, hiking, rollerblading, fly-fishing, and backpacking and camping. For the last two years she has been involved with the fundraising and construction of the Snowbird Hut as a way of giving back to the outdoor community. “This has been the most rewarding project that I have ever participated in, and I am excited and proud that the hut turned out so well.” Cindi is actively involved with the AAC and the outdoor community in Alaska and is always planning the next trip.

Banner and slide show photos: AAC member Clint Helander