Category Archives: Alaska

Man Wearing Only Cotton Hypothermia Fatality in Alaska Range

Various sources report Steven Lynch, 54, died from hypothermia while climbing in the Alaska range.

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Fatality on Thunder Mountain, Alaska

WCCO reports Nick Masciopinto of Minneapolis fell while descending Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska.

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Theropod Dinosaur Track Found at Denali National Park

Planetark reports the first discovery of a dinosaur footprint in Denali National Park.

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Record 1,333 Climbers Attempt McKinley in 2005

The Anchorage Daily News reports that a record 1,333 attempted McKinley in 2005.

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Study: 29% of McKinley West Bustress Climbers Get Diarrhea

Wilderness & Environmental Medical Society reports that 29% of all of McKinley’s West Bustress climbers get diarrhea.

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Grizzly Attacks Off Trail Woman at Savage River in Denali

The Anchorage Daily News reports Joanne Saunders, 52, suffered a broken nose and ripped leg after being attacked by a grizzly in Savage River area of Denali

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McKinley Snow Obliterates Italian’s Passport and Return Plane Ticket

The Anchorage Daily News reports Italian David Bergamin cached his passport, plane ticket, spare food, extra fuel and other gear at the Motorcycle Hill camp near 11,000 feet on McKinley and then lost them creating a minidisaster for him when … Continue reading

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Twins In Fatal Denali Pass Fall

The Anchorage Daily News reports that twin 55-year-old brothers Jerry and Terry Humphrey of Negley, Ohio, fell to their deaths after summiting McKinley.

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Annabelle Bond on Denali Seeking to Be Fastest and Youngest Woman 7 Summit Completer

newstalkzb reports Annabelle Bond is on Denali seeking to be the youngest and fastest woman to climb the 7 summits.

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Fatal Fall in Chugach Mountains After Night of Drinking

The Anchorage Daily News reports a man was fell to his death near Thunderbird Falls following a night of drinking in the Chugach Mountains northeast of Anchorage. Signs warn of the steep drop and advise visitors to stay on the … Continue reading

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RMI Expands Guide Service to 5 of 7 Summits

The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.

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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .

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McKinley Climbing Ranger Roger Robinson Assigned Traffic Duty as Park Replaces Mideast Bound Helicopters

The Anchorage Daily News reports McKinley’s Climbing Ranger Roger Robinson is going to spend half the summer directing traffic as the park attempts to save money to pay for helicopters to replace military copters now in the Middle East.

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McKinley Climbing Fee Increased to $200 As Base Camp Suppliers Are Sent to Mideast

The Seattle Times reports Denali National Park has raised climbing fees from $150 to $200 — the first increase since fees were instituted in the 1990s.

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Denali’s Popular Alpha Toklat Wolf Killed 2 Months After Alpha Female’s Death

MSNBC and other news sources report that the alpha male Denali National Park Toklat wolf has been killed.

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