Expedition to Agrihan – HP of Northern Marianas – May 23 to June 10

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    Clint Kaul

    In 2015, John, Roger and I organized a trip to the Northern Marianas
    Islands. The goal was to summit Agrihan (Agrigan) – the highest point
    in this US territory. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful – turned
    back by a cliff just 200 feet away from the summit ;( You can read
    the trip report on summitpost.

    Agrihan is located some 200 nautical miles north of Saipan.
    Consequently it is non-trivial to reach, and we found the summit may
    take some work to obtain – including lots of machete work. We are in
    the process of receiving authorization from the mayor’s office to land
    on Agrihan. We have also selected a ship to take us there in the May/June
    time frame. Tentative dates are May 23 – June 10. We are looking
    at staying on Agrihan for 10-12 days. If there is strong demand there
    may be a shorter overlapping “retrieval” trip of 5-6 days.

    We are posting to see if others would be interested in joining this
    adventure. Since the island requires renting a ship and authorization
    to visit, this is a unique opportunity to travel there and share the costs.
    If interested please reply to this topic or send an email to
    clintkaul at gmail dot com.

    Thank you, Clint Kaul and John Mitchler

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