You’ll rarely hear of Alaska’s remote and wild granite peaks in the Revelation Range. When you do hear about the Revelations, it’s likely that Clint Helander’s name will be in the same sentence. If you flip through pages of Alpinist or the American Alpine Journal, you can read about a number of new routes and first ascents of peaks that have been in climber’s sights for more than three decades. Clint and several different partners have been the first to summit Apocalypse, Mausolus, and Golgtha. A Facebook Post from Clint’s wall summarizes a month of his 2013 adventures:
” First ascent of Apocalypse with Jason Stuckey, skied out of the Eldridge Glacier to the road with Travis Z, Jeff B and Evan, third ascent of Mount Huntington’s Phantom Wall with Kurt H, Moonflower to the summit of Mount Hunter and over the West Ridge, Denali with Ryan J. It’s been a good season in the Alaska Range.”
When he’s not putting up new routes, Clint may be dropping off corniced ridges and flying through deep powder on skis. Clint’s amazing photographs document his adventures, and his writing reveals a talent for sharing stories of the mountains and mountaineers. For a glimpse of Clint’s writing style, read his account of “An Indomitable Gleaming: An Evening with Fred Beckey” on Outer Local, the Deeper Side of Wild.
Clint is one of our first candidates who has joined the roster to be profiled in 49 Faces of Alaskan Adventure.
Update: Clint’s article “Recon: Revelations” was published in the 2013 American Alpine Journal .