By GREG KLEIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Father and son climbing team of Tim and Henry Horvath are on the go again, trying to conquer Denali Mountain in Alaska during June.
The father-son team left for Alaska on Monday, June 7.
“It was kind of my idea,” said Henry, 16, who just completed his sophomore year at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts.
“Kind of? I’ve done this before. I didn’t need to do it again,” Tim said, laughing.
“OK, it was my idea,” Henry said.
They were scheduled to fly to Anchorage, then travel to Talkeentna, about 80 miles away, where they can shuttle to the glacial trek of the highest mountain in the United States, at about 20,000 feet.
With about 40 pounds of gear, including two weeks of food, the Horvaths will attempt to summit Denali.
A new facility opening on New Year’s Eve will soon have people of all ages climbing the walls…literally! Above, Luke Malone, facility manager of Table Rock Bouldering, demonstrates a climb this afternoon at the location at 6 Market St., Unit 9, next to The Green Earth. At right, owner Jay Shultis, below, spots Lucas as he scales the wall. The facility is currently in the final stages of completion, but the public will be able to experience the space for themselves at the Grand Opening at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, during Oneonta’s annual First Night celebration. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)