Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.

Alaska Dispatch reports Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.


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Book About 1967 Tragedy That Killed Seven on Mount McKinley


The Washington Post has a review of “Forever on the Mountain” by James M. Tabor about the 1967 Mount McKinley tragedy that claimed the lives of seven men. The climbing team had come together late and was divided into two factions, which seems to have contributed to the disaster. Joe Wilcox, one of the expedition’s leaders, has shouldered much of the blame through the years, both from fellow team members and others. In this book, Tabor sets out to vindicate him.


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573 Mount McKinley Summits in 2007

The Associated Press reports that 573 of the 1,218 mountaineers summited Mount McKinley in 2007. Five climbers died.
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Mount McKinley 2007 Climbing Season Ends

McKinley climbing season tested veterans Anchorage Daily News (subscription), AK – Jul 22, 2007 By CRAIG MEDRED Untold crevasse falls later, a Mount McKinley climbing season haunted by the winter of 2006-07 is winding to an end.

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Profile of Mount McKinley’s Weather Station

The Associated Press has an article about Japanese mountaineer Yoshitomi Okura climb of Mount McKinley each year to install its weather station.
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Fatality at McKinley Headwall

Officials are investigating a fatality on the Headwall of McKinley’s West Buttress.
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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Dinosaur Tracks on Mount McKinley

Another set of dinosaur tracks have been found on Denali.
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Most Avoid Valley of Death McKinley West Rib Route

Climbing season has started on McKinley. The Anchorage Daily News has an interesting article on the hazardous West Rib Route in its coverage.
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I will pee your initials in the snow 20,000+ feet!

This ebay auction was highlighted on Jay Leno on Feb. 28. There were 15 bids and the winning bid of $51 means that the winner (bil15218) will get his initials peed at 51 feet on McKinley.
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Alpine Club Buys Mount McKinley Model

The Alaska section of the American Alpine Club has purchased a detailed model of Mount McKinley that contain 10,000 data points per square inch and is aimed to help climbers understand the mountain.
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Ohio Doesn’t Like How Arcata is Treating Its McKinley Monument

Canton, Ohio, doesn’t like how Arcata, California, is treating its statue of William McKinley.
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Is This Picture of Denali (227 Miles Away) the Furtherest Photo From The Ground?

This photo of Denali from Mount Sanford may not look like much but a website is claiming it is the “longest ground to ground view ever captured by camera” (227 miles).
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Alaska Unveils Plan for Northern Route Into Denali National Park

The Anchorage News reports Alaska plans a northern Healy to Wonder Lake road into Denali National Park despite opposition from the park.
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Climber Seek to Name Kyrgyzstan Fourteener for Scout Killed at Jamboree

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Harvard Mountaineering Climb is seeking to name a 14,495 foot peak in Central Asia Mount Powell for Scott Powell, one of four Boy Scout leaders from Alaska who died in an electrical accident at a National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia in July.
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