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Yukon Territory Expedition- Part I

Howdy! The first part of our expedition went very well as we explored the seldom visited Itsi Range. We drove 11 hours on gravel roads, bush planed to Fuller Lake, then heli hopped deeper into the range. It is highly likely that no one has ever visited the region we explored.
Yukon - Summit
The French-Canadian mountain guide who joined us for fun turned out to be a real asset. He taught the kids ice climbing, crevasse rescue, glacier travel, etc.
A first ascent of a beautiful Yukon Peak! Eight TAASC members and mountain guide, Éliel Bureau-LaFontane, on the summit. The ascent took all day and required all our skills and stamina.
The last day we hiked out about 5 miles back to Fuller Lake. It was one of the hardest days any of us have ever done. We had to first climb up 1,000′ out of our valley to reach a high pass, then down tough terrain to the lake. What made it so hard was the huge loads we were carrying. Lots of winter gear and climbing gear made for extremely heavy packs. But we made it!
We’re back in Whitehorse to resupply for the 10 day Teslin River trip.
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