/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: Colin Haley on Dracula - Alaska

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UKC News - on 22 Jul 2010
[Colin Haley and Bjørn-Eivind Årtun recently climbed a new route on Mount Foraker, Alaska. The route - now named Dracula - is a gigantic direct finish to an existing line called False Dawn and is perhaps one of the most significant new lines in the area for some time.



In this short interview, with photos, Colin answers some questions on his new route.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=56854

Ged Desforges - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News: Awesome stuff. sounds like a very comitting, and understated effort
Franco Cookson on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News: Really good Effort!
Will Sim - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News: Nice work Jack and UKC, this is the tip of the sword...
Neil Adams - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News: What an amazing effort - the most inspiring news story I've seen on here in ages!
HP - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to Neil Adams:

Just noticed that in the photos that there are no helmets worn. I haven't read the article so I don't know if they comment on this but it is surely madness on a big mixed alpine face like that?
MaxR - on 23 Jul 2010
In reply to HP:

You can see Bjorn wearing a black and grey helmet in the second photo
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Tom Knowles - on 23 Jul 2010
In reply to HP:

Alpinist magazine broke this news last month (the text is from Haley's blog):

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web10s/newswire-foraker-dracula-artun-haley


Comments on UKC here:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=416016&v=1#x5921359


The guys did climb without helmets but not on Foraker. Prior to climbing Dracula, Haley and Artun made a speed attempt on Denali's Cassin Ridge where they climbed both ropeless and helmetless. By all accounts, they had pretty tough conditions and still only missed out on Mugs Stump's speed record by half an hour. Haley's blog has all the details.

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