Jack Tackle is a renowned alpinist most known for his climbing in Alaska over the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's . He's done over 35 major expeditions to Alaska and 17 first ascents. In 2001, Jack was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre, a rare condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves. In this episode Jack talks about dealing with the syndrome, what he looks for in climbing partners, and mentorship. Jack is the former director of the American Alpine Club and a guide for Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson WY.
Partners are probably more of a significant determining factor on whether or not you get up something than the things you can’t control like weather and snow conditions.
Jack Tackle leading on the N Face of Mt Kennedy, crux pitch, 1996. Photo by Jack Roberts.
Jack Tackle in the portaledge on the N Face of Mt Kennedy, 1996. Photo by Jack Roberts.
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