Berg Heil! My name is Jeff (El Jefito or The Other Jeff).
I plan to travel to Alaska next year to climb Denali, North America’s highest summit. Although I successfully completed many backpacking trips in the US and Europe during the last thirty years, I never followed my childhood dream. Now, in my advanced stage of youth, I am preparing for an expedition to achieve that long, lost goal.
As an American citizen, who has lived in Berlin, Germany since 2000, I have adapted my training to an urban environment. The name Urban Alpinist is a reference to my urban cowboy youth in Texas and to the New Alpinism approach to alpine climbing.
This blog describes my preparations for Denali and my journey to Alaska.