Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew E. Winstead, U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs
Training Specialist Steven Decker and Instructor Staff Sgt. Brian Bailey, both assigned to the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center, survey the route they will take to the summit of Mount McKinley, Alaska. Grooming standards, such as shaving, are temporarily suspended as a clean shaven face is much more susceptible to damage from frostbite and other extreme conditions they will face on their expected 14-to-20-day climb.