/ NEWS: Griffith and Sim - Fast Ascent - Cassin Ridge

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UKC News - on 08 Jun 2011
Will Sim on the descent down the Seattle Ramp, (Montage Edit), 2 kbBritish climbers Jon Griffith and Will Sim have made a very fast ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali, Alaska. The pair did not go to the summit of Denali, but did beat the time of the existing 'speed record' for the Cassin Ridge itself.

"Heading into the base of one of the world's biggest faces and onto one of America's most famous climbs was a little daunting with just a day pack to say the least but we managed to top out in 14 hours and 40 minutes..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=62586

beardy mike - on 08 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News: Congratulations guys! Excellent news and a great effort!
liz j on 08 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:
Well done guys! What's the plan for next year then??
meh - on 08 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News:

One of the Swedes mentioned also got the first ski descent of the south face just before.

Awesome work all round.

http://teton.outerlocal.com/skiing/1st-descent-of-denalis-s-face-outpost
tradmania on 08 Jun 2011 - 213.174.197.20 whois?
In reply to UKC News:

Not being able to cook and melt water must have been painful, but you kept going, awsome.
Will Sim - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to UKC News: I've just posted a write up with loads of photos here http://willsim.blogspot.com/ .
Will
In reply to Will Sim: Great pictures Will! Nice one.
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Sean Kelly - on 17 Jun 2011
In reply to Will Sim: Great read and good effort lads!

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