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The following individuals received Lyman Spitzer Grants in 2008:

Ben Gilmore: Attempt on the 11,400-foot Rabbit's Ears, possibly the highest unclimbed peak in the Alaska Range, with Maxime Turgeon and Freddie Wilkinson.

Chad Kellogg: Attempt on southwest ridge of Siguniang in Sichuan, China, with Dylan Johnson. Read the TR by Dylan about their successful bid for a first ascent in China.

Josh Wharton: Attempt on the north face of Latok I with Whit Magro.

Vince Anderson: "Tough Conditions on Makalu," Vince Anderson's trip report, can be read in full on the AAC Trip Reports page. Check it out to read about high winds and daring ascents.