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"You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again… so why bother in the first place? Just this: what is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art to conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can still at least know."

Rene Daumel

Mount Analogue


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About This Page

Hello! My name is Phil Lee and welcome to my home page. In it you will find various information on Alaska, climbing, mountaineering, and eventually other interests of mine. It is continually being revised as time permits. For those who visit this page, I hope you find it useful or informative; your input would be appreciated. Please e-mail comments and suggestions to plee@mosquitonet.com. The Denali (Mt. McKinley) photos are from a May/June 1998 ascent and the Sultana (Mt. Foraker) photos are from a May 1997 ascent of the NE/Sultana Ridge Variation. For published information about climbing in Alaska please see the Recommended Reading section.


Just a Reminder:

If you plan on climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley) or Sultana (Mt. Foraker), keep in mind that climbing either of these mountains requires that all expedition members must register with the Talkeetna Ranger Station 60 days prior to the date you plan to climb. There is a registration fee. You can print a registration form at the NPS Registration Page. For more information, you may want to visit the National Park Service's (NPS) Climbing Mt. McKinley Page




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