Single Day Free Climb Record on Mt. Proboscis
by Melissa Hennessey | January, 2013
For those of you who aren’t acquainted with Mt. Proboscis, it is a flat face 2,000ft sheer rock wall recently ascended by Katie Lambert and her husband Ben Ditto. The feat is impressive on its own, but they broke a record with their climb completing the act in just one day. The last group to do that visited in 1963.
Lambert and Ditto were at their base camp, 80 miles from the nearest human, for more than 20 days before they were able to make the climb in less than one day. Mt. Proboscis is located near the border of the Northwest Territory and the Yukon in Canada, an area not known for calm weather. They were ravaged by rain and snow, confined to their tent at basecamp at the bottom of the ridge. On the morning after their historic conquest however, the sun shone brightly giving the team a rare chance to celebrate and relish their accomplishment.
Read Katie’s first hand account here.
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Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.