Our guest for this show is Jen Aschoff, a geology professor at UAA who recently became the tenth person and the second woman to complete the Chugach 120. The Chugach 120 is the 120 peaks in the Chugach State Park with a prominence of 500 feet or more. Unlike the Chugach Linkup, which links all front range 12 peaks over 5000 feet in one go, the Chugach 120 can only be achieved over a period of years. It entails some relatively easy walk-up summits but also some technical climbs, including rock and ice climbing, with long approaches that may include glacier travel. Jen looks at the Chugach 120 as a personal challenge that anyone who likes to hike can work up to; she will share how to get started and connected to the peak bagger community.
Segment 1: Jen Aschoff, a geology professor at UAA
- Peakbagger “List of Lists,” listing peaks worldwide
- Chugach State Park 120 Peak List (official Mountaineering Club list)
- Mountaineering Club of Alaska
BROADCAST: Thursday, August 25th, 2022. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, August 25th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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