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.