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Model Explains Why McKinley is Where It Is

After 17,000 hours of Super Computer modeling scientist say they can explain why McKinley is where it is. Geologists have always said the mountain was created by the Pacific Plate sinking beneath the North American Plate. However they did not … Continue reading

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Mysterious Disappearance of Runner in 2012 Mount Marathon Race in Alaska Spawns Conspiracy Theories

Outlookalaska.com has an update on the strange tale of Michael LeMaitre who disappeared and is unaccounted for in a 2012 race up Mount Marathon in Alaska. The site notes: The last time LeMaitre was seen was as he was nearing … Continue reading

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Record Number of 787 Summited McKinley in 2013 Season

A record number of 787 out of 1,151 (68 percent) summit McKinley in the 2013 season according to the Park Service.

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Famed mountaineers Krakauer, Anker called out for not using McKinley Clean Mountain Can

Mountaineers Jon Krakauer (“Into the Wild,” “Into Thin Air”) and Conrad Anker were publicly called by by the National Park Service rangers for not using a McKinley Clean Mountain can while going to the toilet on Mount McKinley. The pair … Continue reading

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German climber dies on Alaska’s Mount McKinley of cardiac arrest – first fatality of 2013 season

59 year old Klaus Bielstein of Muenster, Germany collapsed and died on Mount McKinley at the 13,500 foot level. He is the first fatality of the 2013 season. German climber dies on Alaska's Mount McKinley – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaska … Continue reading

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McKinley to Denali Name Change Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee

Senate Bill 155 to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali has was approved by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Per past instance Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman whose state includes the home of William McKinley … Continue reading

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Alaskan shoots charging lactating moose near Denali Park visitor center

A man with two young children shot a lactating moose with a sidearm. The moose is only the second large animal shot by a visitor to the park since firearms were permitted in the park in 2010. Alaskan shoots charging … Continue reading

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Climbers plan to honor first expedition to reach Denali summit – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Dermot Cole

Today is the 100th anniversary of the June 7, 2013 first climb of Mount McKinley by Robert Tatum, Walter Harper, Harry Karstens and Hudson Stuck. Celebrations include a climb by: The 2013 climbing party includes: Sam Tatum, great-grandnephew of Robert … Continue reading

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Descendents of 1913 First Ascent of Mount McKinley Prepare Centennial Climb

Descendents of the first climbers of Mount McKinley Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens and Walter Harper are preparing a Centennial Climb celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1913 event.

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Curiosity’s Shot of Aeolis Mons on Mars Sure Looks Like Mount McKinley

Some blogs are noting the black and white photo that Curiosity sent back of 18,000 foot high Aeolis Mons on Mars sure looks like a snow covered Mount McKinley. If we see this driver then we’ll know for sure.

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