Hummingbird Ridge | Episode 4 & 5

Hummingbird Ridge on Mt, Logan, Canada's tallest mountain, has yet to be repeated.
Hummingbird Ridge on Mt, Logan, Canada’s tallest mountain, has yet to be repeated.

Hummingbird Ridge – Still Waiting for a 2nd Ascent | North America’s Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 4 & 5

WITH MARK & JANELLE SMILEY

Those of you fortunate enough to have seen Mark Smiley’s presentation at Feathered Friends back in September got a pretty good idea of how brutal Mt. Logan’s (19,551′) Hummingbird Ridge really was. Now, with the release of North America’s Fifty Classic Climbs, Episode 4 & 5, everybody can see why this “classic” has only had one successful ascent… half a century ago…

Part I

Part II


One thing becomes abundantly clear: a “successful” ascent is all about making sound decisions, and ultimately returning home… safely. Check out the attempt by Mark & Janelle Smiley, Jed Porter, and Reiner Thoni in this two-part video.

Be sure to check out the other videos from Mark & Janelle Smiley’s attempt to climb the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America

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