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(By Angela Benavides) (Explorers web.

Off-Karakoram news: Christine & Artur back to winter Denali After a first attempt last year, Christine Feret is giving winter Denali a second shot, again with Artur Testov (who led the only previous January summit on Denali – with Vladimir Ananich back in 1998). “We are in Talkeetna, waiting for a weather window to be flown on the glacier,” Christine told ExplorersWeb. Last year, Christine and Artur got caught in one of their caves in extreme storms for 12 full days. Now, she is back and ready to become the first woman to summit Denali in winter.

Artur Testov and Christine Feret in Alaska.(photo k2climb.net)