On the Edge
This summer, freeskier Jacqui Edgerly spent 29 days in Alaska, including a climb and ski on Alaska's Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Learning the Ropes
Mountaineer Conrad Anker put the trip together. "A few of us had never done a long expedition," says Edgerly. "Conrad and a few other experienced climbers, like Phil Henderson, Kasha Rigby, Jon Krakauer and Jeremy Jones, showed us the ropes. It was like a ski vacation after we got to 14 camp."
On the Ridge
"We cached our skis just below the summit ridge due to high winds," says Edgerly. "So we skied from about 19,600 feet."
On Top of the World
Jacqui Edgerly on the summit of 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, or Denali as its known, wearing her party shirt.
Jacqui Edgerly has skied all over the world, but she calls Aspen, Colo., home.
Camp four in the middle of the night, en route to to the summit of North America's highest peak.
Here's Ralph Backstrom hiking up the West Butress of Denali.