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First Climbers in the Brooks Range for 2010


Base Camp and Drop on the Okpilak River

Yesterday we hauled in our first climbers in the the Romanzof Mountains of the Brooks Range for this season.  They were a joint North Face/Alaska Wilderness League sponsored climbing/Ski team.  From their drop off on the Okpilak they are headed for Mount Michaelson, Mount Isto, and any other peaks that beckon to them.  So here is hoping  that they find the fresh traks that they are looking for.


Mount Michaelson from the 6,700 ft level of the Esetuk Glacier

tom mcguire - May 22, 2010 - 8:01 am

Hi There, do you guys do caribou hunting tranports/drop off hunts in the brooks range???
Thanks much

Adventure in the arctic

The expansive Brooks Range is a wilderness theater of seemingly infinite recreational activities. Hiking, rafting, climbing, trekking, paddling, photographing and  flight seeing are a few popular ways of experiencing the rugged landscape.

Photos by Patrick J. Endres /

Will Forsberg - May 11, 2010 - 7:10 am

Great photos, Patrick! Wish you had captions to identify the locations…. but then, you’d be giving away your favorite spots! Hoping to revisit the Noatak this summer.
Happy Trails,

Arctic Widlife

Wildlife of the arcitc. Photos by Patrick J. Endres /

J. Hailman - August 15, 2010 - 5:13 am

Absolutely smashing photos! How about identifying the species with captions?

Greg Duryea - February 4, 2020 - 11:18 am

Hi…Ak resident looking into the cost for a DIY drop hunt. I’m considering the north side of the Brooks for caribou and grizzly as well as a float on the Ivashak from either Coldfoot where you’re based or other options you might offer departing from further north. Thanks!