Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2016 Wilderness Classic

The 2016 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic just finished a few days ago.  The course this year ran from Galbraith Lake to Wiseman and looks to be have had all the benefits of being in the Brooks Range.  Open tundra, snowfields, great packrafting and unbeatable views. 

22 people started the race, 9 were rookies and about half of the starters had finished a prior Classic. 

Luc Mehl and Todd Tumolo finished first in 34 hours. 

Other participants included:

Jack McClure
Lee Helzer
Alan Rogers
Ron Koczaja
Jeremy Vandermeer
Danny Powers
John Lapkass
Morgan Lizabeth Bender
Matt Kupilik
John Pekar
Alex Gould
Drew Harrington
Bob Gillis
Alex Agosti
Jon Agosti
Kyle Thompson
Kalin King
Josh Mulkey
Steve Duby
Robert Wing

Luc Mehl has a great summary and a video on his website here.
You can also read Jack McClure's trip report here.

1 comment:

  1. The initial results for 2017 ->

    I think two other teams were out when I took that photo.