Classic Ice Axe for Denali

Classic Ice Axe for Denali

Denali is considered the classic American mountain, and I got the idea a while back that I would like to climb it with a classic wooden ice axe.

So I set about to find an extra long wooden ice axe ( I am 6’3″ tall), and when I finally did, had it engraved with “Denali, Alaska 2014” on one side and “Robert Danger Byrd” on the other. It is considerably heavier than the modern aluminum ice axe I typically climb with, but I will carry it proudly and try real hard to make it in 2014.

It was not easy finding an engraver willing to touch this project, but Lloyd at did the engraving work with one of his big lasers and far exceeded my expectations.


Thanks Lloyd!