Every new generation of adventurers dreams about exploring the unknown. Adventurers of the mountains often dream about finding mountains rarely visited to ski or climb something that have never been touch by a human being.
For these kind of people, the difficulty is not the main objective, but to feel like they are standing on the forefront of human perception for just a few days or hours.
It’s also a special feeling being in a vast space alone. Let it be a mountain range, the jungle, a huge forest or the desert; being alone is an experience many are frightened of, and at the same time striving for. Few like to be alone as a permanent state, but many love to enrich their lives with days or months every year with the space of loneliness – just to be able to feel the contrast to our social society.
Untouched and rarely visited places are definitely harder to find nowadays than it was two hundred or even one hundred years ago, but it’s definitely still possible.
One of these rarely visited places is the Revelation Mountains in Alaska, USA. It´s a small (in Alaskan standards) subrange that is marking the most western extent of the Alaskan Range about 210 km south-west of Denali, the highest mountain in North America, and 225 km west-northwest from Anchorage.
The range is rarely visited because of its location in the middle of nowhere, notoriously poor weather conditions and the fact that the sole reasonable way of getting there is by plane, making the access cost relatively high.
The highest peak in the range is Mount Hesperus with 2996 meters, and the principal peaks in the area are granite spires rising from relatively low glacier-valleys. The dramatic landscape with high vertical relief is making the mountains perfect for technical ski mountaineering, climbing and other extreme sports.
Slovenians Anže Čokl and Boštjan Virc went to the Revelation Mountains to find their own virgin playground of exploration.
A documentary of their venture, Aurelia Polaris, is scheduled to come out in the fall, but the official trailer is out and can be seen below.
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