Tag Archives: Alaska

Denali National Park Restoring Office/Cabin of First Superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens

Denali National Park is in the process of restoring the cabin/office of its first superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens. Karstens built the cabin by hand in 1926. The park was established in 1917.

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Czech Dies While Attempting to Ski Down Denali’s Messner Couloir

Pavel Michut, 45, fell his death while attempting to ski down Denali’s Messner Couloir it was reported on May 29, 20

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Mount McKinley Renamed Denali

President Obama has authorized the renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali. (NY Times)

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Mount McKinley To Be Surveyed For First Time Since 1953

Plans are underway to survey Mount McKinley in June — the first time the mountain has been formally survey since 1953. Per GPS World: An experienced team of four climbers, one from UAF and three from CompassData, will start the … Continue reading

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Lonnie Dupre Has Become the First to Solo Climb McKinley in January

Lonnie Dupre has become the first solo climber of Mount McKinley in January. Lonnie’s website

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Barbara Polk Washburn (1914-2014) – First Female Climber of Mount McKinley

Barbara Polk Wasburn, the first woman to climb McKinley, has passed at age 99. She climbed the mountain in 1947. Her husband was Bradford Washburn Jr.

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NPS Reinstates Mountain Trip International to Preferred Denali Guide Service Status

The National Park Service has overturned a ban of Mountain Trip International as preferred Denali guide service. The service had lost its status after a fatal accident in 2011 in which guide Dave Staeheli abandoned Beat Niederer on the mountain. … Continue reading

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Official New USGS Maps Show McKinley is 83 Feet Shorter Than Earlier Reported (20,237 feet rather than 20,320 feet)

New USGS and Alaska maps show McKinley is 83 feet shorter at 20,237 feet rather than 20,320 feet — still the highest mountain in the US. You can see the difference in the maps from the new digital maps with … Continue reading

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Stubbs the Cat, Talkeetna’s “Mayor” Returns Following Dog Mauling

Stubbs the cat that has been the unofficial mayor of Talkeetna for 15 years has returned home after a dog mauling.

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Renaming of Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

The renaming of the Talkeetna Ranger station for McKinley first climber Walter Harper awaits President’s Obama’s signature.

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