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Guide and Client Killed on Mount McKinley

34-year-old lead guide Suzanne Allen of Seattle and a client, 45-year-old Peter Bullard of Shanghai were killed in a fall on Mount McKinley at the 18,000 foot level on May 25, 2011. Two other climbers who were roped to the … Continue reading

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Italian Climber Dies in 1,000 Foot Fall

Italian climber Luciano Colombo of Mandello died in a 1,000 foot fall on the Denali Pass to 17,200 foot camp portion of Mount McKinley.

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Record Tying Helicopter Rescue at 19,500 Foot on Mount McKinley

A man who broke his leg while descending Mount McKinley was rescued in what is tied to be the highest rescue on Mount McKinley.

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NPS Says Guided Trips Up McKinley Can Cost $10,000

The National Park Service reports guided trips up Mount McKinley can cost an average of $10,000 for everything.

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Denali Flightseeing Noise Annoying Climbers

The National Park Service is considering rules to change flightseeing patterns on Mount McKinley. Helicopter noise is starting to drown out conversations among climbers.

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“Murder on Mt. McKinley” Latest in Summit Murder Mystery Series

“Murder on Mt. McKinley” by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins is the latest in the installment in the Summit Murder Mystery Series.

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Attempt to Be First to Climb Mount McKinley Solo in January Abandoned

Lonnie Dupre from Grand Marais, Minnesota, who was seeking to be the first person to climb Mount McKinley solo in January has descended from his camp at 17,000 feet to 14,000 feet after spending six nights stuck in the camp … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

We’re a little behind but here’s an impressive history of the Alaska Mountain Group which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

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55 Percent Summit Success Rate on McKinley in 2010

According to the 2010 Mount McKinely climbing report Altogether, 670 of the 1,223 climbers who attempted Mount McKinley this year reached the summit — or 55 percent. That’s slightly above normal. Since 1970, the most successful year for climbers was … Continue reading

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Comment Deadline January 31 on Mount McKinley Climbing Fees

The National Park Service is accepting comments through Jan. 31 on a proposed increase in climbing fees on Mount McKinley. They may be submitted by e-mail to: DENA_mountainfeecomments@nps.gov or faxed to (907) 683-9612. They may also be mailed to: Superintendent, … Continue reading

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