Richard B.


Anchorage, AK

Member since:

December 11, 2013

How much climbing experience do you have?

I've been "climbing" since I was a tot here in Eagle River back in the 60's; learning how to technical climb in the mid-80's. Have summited all of the official peaks in Chugach State Park and am working on completing the peaks in the Western Chugach. I've been on numerous expeditions to the Alaska Range, spend my summers up in the Brooks Range and have tinkered around in the Wrangells. I call myself a "technical hiker", preferring movement in the hills rather than always hanging out belaying. I do enjoy the technical aspect of ice climbing and am always on the prowl for new routes out my back door here in the Eagle River valley where the approach is as much fun as the ascent!

Are you comfortable leading a climb?

I'm comfortable leading WI5 and[masked] rock...which I usually do with a pair of crampons on!

Do you ice-climb?

You betchya! I enjoy long gully climbs with a mix of rock and ice, with a bit of vegetation thrown in.


I'm a lifetime Alaskan who loves getting outdoors to explore the alpine climbing, skiing, peak-bagging and Chugach traverses hold a special interest to me. I've two Siberian Huskies whom I usually take along with me..Kaupo and NeNe!

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy