1. Waiting On Fairweather


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    Mt Fairweather's (15,325') Carpe Ridge is located in Southeast Alaska. From the landing strip on the Fairweather Glacier the route ascents nearly 11,000' of technical terrain. Watch as Mark & Janelle Smiley, and Jed Porter climb this classic route. Its a big one.

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    • Mark Smiley's take on mountain climbing


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      Stay tuned for the official release of the latest from the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America Series: Committed. Mark and Janelle Smiley, with friend Jed Porter tackle the remote Carpe Ridge up Mt Fairweather. www.smileysproject.com

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      • Moose's Tooth West Ridge


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        This is the real deal cornice snow climbing. The West Ridge is over a mile of cornices, steep loose snow and rock. Mark and Janelle Smiley take it on in May 2013. Follow more of their journey to be the first to climb the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: www.smileysproject.com or www.facebook.com/smileysproject

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        • Mt Alberta's Japanese Route


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          Climbing the very loose Japanese Route on Mt Alberta.

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          • Mt Alberta Sneak Peak


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            Just to give you a brief look at what it was like to climb the Japanese Route on Mt Alberta. This climb in just north of Banff in Alberta Canada. Check out www.smileysproject.com for more details.

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            • Salathe - El Capitan, Yosemite


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              There are few things better than driving into the Valley in October. You come around that one turn and all focus shifts from the road to El Capitan's West facing walls. Amazing. I pity the fool that stands outside their car on this stretch of road. All attention is paid to the rock, and none to moving vehicles...read the rest of the trip report: www.smileysproject.com Filmed by: Mark Smiley Janelle Smiley Edited by: Mark Smiley Music: Time to Run by Lord Huron We Can Make the World Stop by The Glitch Mob

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              • Transition - Part Five - The World Championship Races


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                Located in Pelvoux, France, in the heart of the Alps, the Ski Mountaineering World Championship races were very exciting. There were 5 main races held over 6 days, with 23 different countries represented. The best athletes from all over the world came to compete in what is known as the highest level of ski mountaineering competition in the world. There is a huge effort to get ski mountaineering in the Olympics, but for now, this is the highest level. Janelle competed in 3 different races. The teams race, with Stevie Kramer, the individual race, and the vertical race. She placed 6th, 13th, and 13th respectively. It was a hard fought battle, and an amazing experience for everyone. To find out more visit: http://smileysproject.blogspot.ca/ Special Thanks to GORE-TEX and La Sportiva for their support, and amazing products!

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                • Transition - Part Four


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                  GORE-TEX & La Sportiva Present: Transition (part 4) Janelle Smiley talks about what type of training it takes to compete with the fastest ski mountaineering racers in the world. Filmed by: Mark Smiley Summer Ruckman Edited by: Mark Smiley

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                  • Transition - Part 3


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                    The US National Ski Mountaineering Championships are held in Jackson Hole WY ever year. Watch as Janelle makes her way through the course that covers 10,000 vertical feet of climbing over 10 miles.

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                    • Mt Waddington, The South Face


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                      Follow Mark & Janelle Smiley's journey to climb the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. The South Face of Mt Waddington is located in British Columbia's remote Coast Range. "I often think of those marvelous weeks spent in the Waddington Range in 1950. 2 new routes on the northern side of the peak and the 3rd ascent of the mountain as well. Waddington is one of the more beautiful peaks in all of Canada and it's only 175 miles north of Vancouver. B.C.!!" -Allen Steck Co-author of "Fifty Classic Climbs of North America" Learn more about their multi-year project: www.smileysproject.com www.facebook.com/SmileysProject Filmed by: Chris Werner Mark Smiley Janelle Smiley Edited by: Mark Smiley Climbing Photographs: Chris Werner Lake Tahoe Based Photographer www.chriswernerphoto.com Route Photo of Mt Waddington: Chris Atkinson, Marc Piche, & Kevin McLane For the upcoming Canadian Alpine Classics, High Col Press. www.alpinecanadaproject.ca/index.html Music: -Hey Love by Miner -As Colorful As Ever by Broke For Free -Movement Proposition by Luciano Foglia -Father Sleep by Burgendy Reel -Enter the Maze by Kevin MacLeod -Computer by State Shirt Special Thanks to all our Kickstarter Backers for their generous support! We are forever thankful for your donations. Special thanks to Colin Haley, Fred Beckey, Don Serl, Jack Tackle, Kevin McLane & Allen Steck for their contributions to route accuracy, quotes, and inspiration.

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