by KTNA Staff ~ March 25th, 2010
HUMBLE MOUNTAINEER— Japan's Masatoshi Kuriaki tells KTNA reporter Sue Deyoe of his 83 days spent in an attempt to summit Mount Hunter, at the Talkeetna Ranger Station on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Photo by Diana Haecker
Masatoshi Kuriaki is safely off the Kahiltna Glacier after spending 83 days, 53 of those in snowcaves, on Mt. Hunter for a chance to become the first person to solo summit Mt. Hunter in winter.
THE RECORD— Masatoshi Kuriaki shows a record of his Alaska walking and mountaineering exploits. The red acorn stands for a translation of his family name. Photo by Diana Haecker