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What is the record for the longest amount of time someone spent on the summits of Denali and Aconcagua?

Babu Chiri Sherpa holds the record for the longest time spent on the summit of Mt Everest, about 21 hours. He did so on purpose, and people usually don't spend more than about half an hour at the ...
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Driving in Alaska - Antispray device

While researching a driving trip to Alaska, I came across an Alaskan motor law, 13 AAC 04.265. Antispray device (a) No person may drive a motor vehicle unless it has a device which ...
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Printable maps of the Tony Knowles coastal trail

The maps of the trail at http://anchoragecoastaltrail.com/index.php are not well suited for printing. Even the printable map is pretty much illegible. Are there perchance higher quality maps available ...
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

A friend travelled to Alaska last summer, and took several guided trips in areas with large brown bear populations. In each case, according to his report, the guides were armed only with bear spray. ...
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Why does the Iditarod sled dog race use separate routes in alternating years?

The Iditarod sled dog race is a competition that takes place in Alaska, USA. Each team consists of a musher, who drives the sled, and 16 sled dogs. The race usually starts in Anchorage and ends in ...
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