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Episode 9 - The Golden Stairs

The final push over the summit, hefting a year's worth of supplies over snow and boulders on a steep slope sometimes 35 degrees or more. While watching the outfits of the rich boys fly over your head on an aerial tramway.


The Golden Stairs on the Chilkoot Pass produced some of the most epic photos of the whole gold rush. We follow Tappan Adney as he and his packers attempt the summit, trying to get over before winter comes ... and before Sheep Camp is washed away by torrential rains. Adney's team are carrying not just a year's worth of supplies, but also his camera gear and pre-cut wood for his custom boat!



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Photos above in the public domain from Wikipedia Commons.