Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska

The Gates of the Arctic National Park is in the far northern most part of Alaska and is also lies farther north than any other national park in the United States. It spans almost 13240 square miles and all of it's borders lie above the arctic circle. It first became a national park in 1980 on December 2. about 11,000 vistors come to the park each year. Caribou are prevalent in the park and have sustained the native people for almost 13,000 years. The park contains serveral large mountains and six major rivers which are the Altana River, John River, Kobuk River, North Kobuk River, Noatak River, and the Tinayguk River.

Gates Of The Arctic National Park Info


Gates of the Arctic National Park

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National Park Service Releases Environmental Assessment on Proposed Amendment to Alaska Sport Hunting Regulations

The National Park Service released an environmental assessment that evaluates the possible impacts of a proposal to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping on national preserves in Alaska. The proposal would establish better consistency with state regulations by removing regulatory provisions issued in 2015 that prohibit certain hunting practices that are otherwise permitted by the State of Alaska.

NPS Proposes To Amend Regulations for Hunting and Trapping on National Preserves in Alaska

The National Park Service today announced a proposal to amend its regulations for hunting and trapping on national preserves in Alaska to establish better consistency with the state. The proposed rule would remove regulatory provisions issued in 2015 that prohibit certain hunting practices that are otherwise permitted by Alaska.

National Park Service Accepting Comments on Proposed Ambler Road Crossing Gates of the Arctic National Preserve Lands

The National Park Service is currently accepting public input for an Environmental and Economic Impact Analysis in response to a right-of-way application submitted by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority as part of the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project.

Gates of the Arctic Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting in November

The National Park Service’s Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission is meeting in Fairbanks on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 at the Sophie Station Hotel Board Room.

Gates Of The Arctic National Park Photos

Brooks Range & Gates of the Arctic national park

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Brooks Range & Gates of the Arctic national park

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Nick on Todd on the Summit of the first ascent of 'The Shiv',

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Nick on Todd on the Summit of the first ascent of 'The Shiv',

Oh look, it's just two normal guys on the summit of a never before climbed peak!! Their elation and excitement at the challenge they just completed made me finally feel like the entire trip was worth it. That's why we do this. Nothing else but climbing provides such an opportunity for personal growth and fulfillment, and also strengthening of the bond with your fellow human. We can't really explain why we climb...but we don't know how not to.

Sunshine & shadow in the Brooks Range

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Sunshine & shadow in the Brooks Range

Gates of the Arctic national park & preserve, Alaska
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Gates of the Arctic national park & preserve, Alaska

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Gates of the Arctic national park & preserve, Alaska

The Brooks Mountains
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Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic

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Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic

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Eastern side of Gates of the Arctic national park, Alaska

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Eastern side of Gates of the Arctic national park, Alaska

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Looking into the Gates of the Arctic

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Looking into the Gates of the Arctic

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Gates of the Arctic eastern side

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Gates of the Arctic eastern side

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Arctic tundra valley

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Arctic tundra valley

Badille in the Aquarius Valley

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Badille in the Aquarius Valley

Another mountain I was intrigued by was the unclimbed monster north face of Badille...how foolish I was to think I could saunter up to it and climb it! A few hours of pouring over it with binoculars proved no possible lines under 5.12. Regardless, what a glorious peak to get to behold.

Great Dihedral on the Albatross

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Great Dihedral on the Albatross

Here I am seeking passage towards the great dihedral we dubbed 'The Eye of Sauron' for how it splits the north buttress of The Albatross, making it appear like the watchful eye of some evil god. Look at that overhanging soaring wing feature above me...WHAT IS THAT?!? How is this place so cool?! How did this get to be my life, basking in such magnificence? I am not worthy!!!

First Pitch of North Buttress of Albatross

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First Pitch of North Buttress of Albatross

Hmm are we in Yosemite waiting behind four other parties?!? NO we are in the Arrigetch climbing a beautiful 400' crack never before touched by human hands!!

Arrigetch Favorite Photos

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Arrigetch Favorite Photos

P2 North Buttress of Albatross

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P2 North Buttress of Albatross

Nick looking down at me from the top of P2.

The Eye of Sauron 5.10c

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The Eye of Sauron 5.10c

We named our First Ascent for the striking dihedral splitting the north buttress of the Albatross, like the giant eye of some watchful god overlooking the valley.

The Shiv on the Right

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The Shiv on the Right

The boys settled on this unclimbed peak, attempted in 2002 but unsummitted because the climbing became too difficult.

Arrigetch Favorite Photos

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Arrigetch Favorite Photos

My First Topo of the Albatross

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My First Topo of the Albatross

My first topo!! I know no one will ever use it to climb it although I still proclaim the route "4 stars -a moderate classic!" But I still had a great time drawing it and that is all that matters! I think this FA is worthy of a second ascent, plus there is an expensive rap route already in place.

Arrigetch Favorite Photos

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Arrigetch Favorite Photos

The Arrigetch Valley

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The Arrigetch Valley

People ask if Todd and I ever fought on our 3-week expedition. The answer is no. We were too busy simply trying to help the other one survive through this. We took turns being the one having the meltdown and the one being the rock. It's heartbreaking watching the person you love suffer, that's why you'll usually only find me climbing with an equally foolhardy friend!