Author: Jeff Wright

The year 2020 has been a Sabbatical for married Alpinists Jeff and Priti Wright.  As a full-time Engineer and Software Developer, their alpine pursuits have been relegated to three weeks of vacation per year.  Making good use of those precious vacation days, in the past five years they’ve managed squeeze in the Cassin Ridge on Denali, All Along the Watchtower in the Bugaboos, Fitz Roy in Patagonia, the Southern Pickets Traverse (2nd Ascent), The Nose-in-a-Day and Salathé on El Capitan, Mount Waddington, Mont Blanc, Cerro Torre, and most recently The Eiger (just before Lockdown).    “Anyone who returns from the…

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It was the perfect smash and grab. My wife Priti and I had been monitoring the Denali weather every day since early May. The minute we saw a weeklong window of good weather, we jetted from Seattle to Alaska, arriving at Kahiltna Base Camp at 3 p.m. on June 2—only 24 hours after deciding to pull the trigger while at work on a Friday afternoon. Our goal was to climb the Cassin Ridge on Denali’s South Face. Earlier, in December 2017, Priti tore her ACL while skiing and had surgery to repair the full tear in January. I am really proud…

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