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Skiers Drew Tabke, Chopo Diaz explore Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

Updated: June 4, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Drew Tabke

In late April, I spent 11 days camping and backcountry skiing in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park with my good friends Chopo Diaz and Claudio Vicuņa. We were flown from Haines, Alaska, into our base camp in a ski plane by pilot Drake Olsen, the owner of Fly Drake.

This style of trip has been a dream of ours for a long time, and thanks to good planning, cooperative weather, and major support from The North Face Chile, it became a reality. A record-setting winter in much ...

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