Slideshow (20 photos)

Adirondacks (map)

Falconer: Kevin doing a split at the crux of Falconer


Spirit of Adventure: Climbing the dramatic arete; this crux is moving onto the face (at the level of the gear in the photo), but the top is no giveaway

The Hut (map)

Carpenter butt


Colin messing around with the giant hammer, Kevin in the background


The crew prepares to receive the ridge pole


The first large bents has just been moved into position


Kevin holds a brace in position while a post is slid into position


Kevin clamps a strongback onto a joint to provide lateral strength during lifting


Raising the final bent


The final bent now flies through the air


The final bent is lowered into position


The finished frame


A closeup of the raising crew


Another view of the finished frame and crew


The front ridge pole is positioned in place


Another view of the front ridge pole being installed


All hands on deck for the second ridge pole


Steve uses superhuman strength to casually move a 300 pound post; Kevin looks on in awe


Steve straps and Kevin clamps -- preparing to move a section of timber frame with the crane


Working during the raising