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Mike Pelchat on the wet and thin Black Dike Traverse. 2-23-17

Where are we and what's next? Remind me? What month was that? February or April? The month started off great! Plenty of snow and ice to climb....

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“After six rappels, we gained a ridge on the backside and traversed to a huge ice gully. I staggered the anchors, with each pull of the ropes, loose rock followed. After seven more rappels, at the bottom of the gully, we had to Tarzan-rope-swing over a huge mote-gap to get on the glacier. We both stayed clipped into the bottom of the ropes in case we were on a big crevasse roof. We did not have crampons or ice axes with us, so I decided to do what the polar bears do. We crawled back instead of trying to walk with packs, our legs acting as puncturing tools into crevasse bridges. We stuffed gear into our bivy sacks and used them as sleds as we crawled, equalizing our weight on hands and knees, ropes tied between us as the full moon came out. We crawled for half a mile back to our high camp. We laughed just like we did our whole lives together. When the boat finally picked us up, we watched a huge polar bear swimming towards our base camp.” [Photo] Mike Libecki @MikeLibecki @AndyLibecki

This week as part of the #alpinistcommunityproject we've shared work from Mike Libecki, who lives in Salt Lake City. In 2015 Mike had planned a solo expedition to attempt a remote, unclimbed peak in Greenland that he’d named the Polar Bear Fang after finding it on maps and reconnoitering the approach by boat on different trips through the years. Mike had tried to reach the Fang—which he is certain is in a never-before visited area—on several occasions, but he had been shut down nearly every time because of sea ice, and once because there were too many polar bears to get off the boat.

On this recent trip, he writes, “Just a week before leaving to Greenland, my brother said, ‘Hey, could I go?’ Andy had done two previous climbs in his life. Both were first ascents, one in China and one in Kyrgyzstan, both with me, though over 10 years ago. On both, he followed me on jumars. He would need to relearn everything. I said to him, ‘Dude, yes, let’s do this! Let the joy and bond, belief and blood of brothers begin!’” A video about their trip, titled “The Time is Now,” can be found on the website MikeLibecki.com.

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