The climb took place over a period of 24 hours and consisted of 12 pitches over 1,300 feet.
Outdoor Studies program head Forest Wagner and student climbers Chelsea Bomba and Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy climbed the West Ridge of Shot Tower in the Arrigetch Region of the Central Brooks Range August 9-10, 2014. The climb took place over a period of 24 hours and consisted of 12 pitches over 1,300 feet. To approach Shot Tower, the group flew from Coldlfoot, Alaska 100 miles west to the Alatna River, then backpacked with 90-pound packs into the Arrigetch peaks. The full course took place from July 31 to August 17, 2014. The expedition was the focus of the Expedition Rock Climbing class, offered as an upper division elective for students in the BLA program's Outdoor and Adventure Studies emphasis.
For a slidehow of the climb visit the UAS Juneau photo gallery.