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The Associated PressThe Army officer who oversaw the recovery of the body of a 9-year-old boy from deep within an Alaska glacier says it was one of the toughest missions he's been on. Maj. William Prayner of the Alaska Northern Warfare Training Center says soldiers were...
Tags: Glaciers, Landforms, Mountaineering
Channel 2 NewsAn effort to recover the bodies of four Japanese climbers who died in an avalanche on Mt. McKinley, in Alaska’s Denali National Park, has been permanently called off. “We just decided it was not worth the risk,” said Maureen McLaughlin,...
A man climbing the West Buttress route of Denali fell to his death Friday while attempting to retrieve a backpack, according to a Talkeetna Ranger Station public information officer. Maureen McLaughlin says at about 4:30 p.m. Denali National Park and...
Tags: Mountaineering, National Parks
Channel 2 NewsFor many, climbing is the goal at Mt. McKinley, but Wednesday, Denali National Park announced a climb of a different kind. The park announced it will be increasing its mountaineering use fee in the upcoming 2012 mountaineering season. For the first...
Channel 2 NewsThe Washington Monument is an amazing sight, and on Monday, Alaskan Brandon Latham had the best view the 555 ft. structure had to offer — standing outside the top window. Latham is a park ranger at Denali National Park. He’s also an expert...
Magic 98.9Salmonstock Ninilchik, Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7 The fun starts Friday at 2:00 pm at the Kenai Peninsula fairgrounds. Celebrate the world’s greatest remaining renewable resource, Alaskan salmon. Salmonstock features two stages with...
Tags: Museum of Natural History, Sports, Golf
KTUU.comDenali National Park officials began to search Wednesday for an overdue solo climber on Mount McKinley. Forty-one-year-old Juergen Kanzian, an Alps mountaineering guide from Koetschach-Mauthen, Austria, was last seen at 8 p.m. Monday during an ascent...
KTUU.comSearchers found the body of Austrian climber Juergen Kanzian on Mount McKinley after using a high-powered spotting scope Thursday evening. National Park Service rangers located Kanzian's body from a helicopter by identifying the color and style of his...
KTUU.comHypothermic, frost-bitten and with a broken leg, the climber spots the helicopter. It swoops in over the broad, wind-scoured area just below the summit of Denali, its blades slicing oxygen-depleted air at 19,500 ft. The helicopter hovers just above...
KTUU.comDenali National Park officials say a Kodiak climber died on Mount McKinley Friday morning of an apparent cardiac arrest. Eight people have now died during this year’s climbing season in the Alaska Range. According to park spokesperson Maureen...
KTUU.comThree separate climbers were rescued by helicopter from approximately 19,000 feet Monday night, the National Park Service says. All three were suffering from severe altitude-related illness. The Park Service says park ranger Tucker Chenoweth and four...
Tags: Japan, Nature, Tourism and Leisure, Gardens and Parks, Travel
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