by Lori Tipton
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska couple has begun its journey to summit Mount McKinley during winter and one of the climbers is making history.
Artur Testov and Christine Feret loaded up their gear for a journey of a lifetime.
The two will spend the next month together working as a team as they try to summit Mount McKinley.
"Woke up this morning, it's like gorgeous, so here we are," Feret said.
The couple was dropped off by air taxi Tuesday afternoon at the Kahiltna Glacier.
"This is one of the craziest days in the climb because I mean... You have everything in front of you," Testov said.
This isn't the first time the couple has scaled the Alaska Range.
The two summitted McKinley twice this past summer.
Testov successfully climbed McKinley during the winter of 1998.
But for Feret, the winter climb will be a first.