FKT: Jason Hardrath, Vitaliy Musiyenko, Ryan Tetz - Convoluted Bliss - Merced River Drainage Ridge Traverse (CA) - 2022-07-02

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3d 12h 47m 7s

"Convoluted Bliss" Second Ascent & FKT Trip Report by Vitaliy Musiyenko, Ryan Tetz, and Jason Hardrath 

It beat us up.

We left a cache on Andevtom. Self-supported. 

We packed for 4 days, it was just enough.

Our team awarded different memorable mountains awards:

-> team favorites: Ansel Adams Peak and Mt. Clark

-> most heady: razor ridge on Red Devil Spur

-> "chosineering" award: Rogers Peak

-> most intense problem solving: traverse off Blocky Ridge Peak

Longer reports to come on Vitaliy Musiyenko and Ryan Tetz blogs.

We all agree that some young person looking for a true vision quest effort could do this in <60 hrs. 

If you want to do it reach out on IG to any of the three of us. We will gladly help, and celebrate you if you succeed.

Recorded on my COROS Vertix 2 

Fueled by Gnarly Nutrition, Peak Refuel, and Vitaliy's custom backcountry meals.