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Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:40 pm

Many of you know jbchalk from this site. I just got a sat phone message from him and it appears he and his wife just moved one step closer to completing their goal of climbing the seven summits together unguided, when they successfully summited Aconcagua two days ago. It was Brandon's 2nd summit of the peak and Kristine's 1st. You can take at look at their site here.

http://brandonandkristine.com/

Only 1 left, Vinson, depending on how you count. I suspect they will actually do all 9 for good measure. Congrats again guys! Enjoy those Mendoza steaks and bottles of wine. See you next week.
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby I Man » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:47 pm

Congrats to Brandon and Kristine. I cannot wait until they get back and we can hear about it.
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:53 pm

It sounded like an epic. They got pushed back by bad weather and basically had to start all over. But Joel Gratz of www.opensnow.com came through again on a big climb (our climbing crew keeps him on speed dial) with a spot on weather window that they were able to take advantage of. They were also not climbing the standard route which made things a little more sporty.
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby Dave B » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:57 pm

RoanMtnMan wrote:They were also not climbing the standard route which made things a little more sporty.


Can't find the answer on their website, where they on the glacier? I couldn't imagine doing the standard route twice, so I definitely applaud with the non-standard decision.

Congrats to the both of them!
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:20 pm

Dave B wrote:
RoanMtnMan wrote:They were also not climbing the standard route which made things a little more sporty.


Can't find the answer on their website, where they on the glacier? I couldn't imagine doing the standard route twice, so I definitely applaud with the non-standard decision.

Congrats to the both of them!


Yes, their plan was to climb the Polish, and I assume they stuck to that. They should be back in internet land very soon. They said they were going to hike the 27 miles out in a day. Ouch.
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby jblyth » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Congrats guys, sounds like quite the adventure!

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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby d_baker » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:23 pm

That's cool! Chalk another one up!!

A couple of other .com members hit the summit on Wednesday (DHatfield & Kman).

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Postby ChrisinAZ » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:42 pm

Congrats to all of them! That's pretty awesome news...

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Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:11 pm

Woohoo! Congrats to the Chalks and the other .com members on their summits.

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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby MountainMedic » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:01 pm

Congrats on Aconcagua and the rest. What a great blog!

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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby dmccool » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:08 pm

Well done once again, Brandon and Kristine!
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Re: Congrats to The Chalks!

Postby jeremy27 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:13 am

Well now, I'll have to remember not to brag about my wife and I doing the Tour D' Abyss should I meet Brandon and Kristine. Nice work you guys. Its even more awesome that you got to do it together.

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