KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Climber to be posthumously presented with international award

by admin default ~ August 26th, 2010

Well-known mountaineer Gerald McDonnell will be posthumously honored in September with the gold medal International Alpine Solidarity Award. The recognition will be awarded to the family of McDonnell in Pinzolo, Italy.In August 2008 McDonnell perished on K2 in the Himalayas during what is called the biggest tragedies on the world’s second tallest mountain. Eleven climbers died, but three mountaineers were rescued.

McDonnell was an Alaska resident originally from Limerick, Ireland and was a well-known Denali climber. He has received the Best Explorer’s award last year. According to local park rangers, McDonnell, along with another climber, received the Denali Pro Pin in 1999 for assisting five climbers down from Denali’s summit in white-out conditions.

Mountain Rescue Ireland nominated McDonnell for International Alpine Solidarity Award and said that with a mixture of sadness and joy they received the news of McDonnell being honored in Italy.

Comments are closed.