Messner Couloir, Denali

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Elevation 20320” 6193m

Aspect: West

Vertical: 5000’

Coordinates: 63°04’10”N 151°00’27”W

First descent: Saudan 1972

“One of the big lines.” (FCSDofNA)

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home.
— John Muir
Introducing The Fifty. A project to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, "The Fifty Classic Descents of North America" by Chris Davenport, Penn Newhard and Art Burrows. Over the next three years I, Cody Townsend, will be chronicling the adventures, challenges and travels around North America skiing a collection of the most aesthetic, spectacular and hardest lines in North America.