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Category Archives: Alaska
Various sources report Steven Lynch, 54, died from hypothermia while climbing in the Alaska range.
WCCO reports Nick Masciopinto of Minneapolis fell while descending Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska.
Planetark reports the first discovery of a dinosaur footprint in Denali National Park.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that a record 1,333 attempted McKinley in 2005.
Wilderness & Environmental Medical Society reports that 29% of all of McKinley’s West Bustress climbers get diarrhea.
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
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
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.
newstalkzb reports Annabelle Bond is on Denali seeking to be the youngest and fastest woman to climb the 7 summits.
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
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.
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) .
McKinley Climbing Ranger Roger Robinson Assigned Traffic Duty as Park Replaces Mideast Bound Helicopters
The Anchorage Daily News reports McKinleyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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.
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.
MSNBC and other news sources report that the alpha male Denali National Park Toklat wolf has been killed.