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


Washington climber dies in fall during early season Denali climb

by Phillip Manning ~ May 9th, 2014

Sylvia Montag and Mike Fuchs in Talkeetna around April 14, 2014

Sylvia Montag and Mike Fuchs in Talkeetna before their expedition. Photo by Mike Fuchs.

Just days into climbing season, a mountaineer has died in an an accident high on Denali.  Sylvia Montag, 39, of Tacoma Washington, became separated from her climbing partner around May 5th.  Montag and her partner, Mike Fuchs, 34, of Berlin, Germany, were climbing near Denali Pass on May 3rd at just over 18,000 feet when the weather forced them to turn back from the summit and set up camp to shelter from the high winds.  After waiting out the weather for two days, Montag and Fuchs began their descent down the West Buttress of Denali.

At 11:00 am on Monday, the National Park Service says that Fuchs reported via satellite phone that he and Montag had become separated and both had limited supplies.  Fuchs had taken shelter in a storage locker kept at High Camp, around 17,200 feet.  On Tuesday, May 6th, Fuchs called the National Park Service again and requested rescue.  He still had not heard from Montag.

High winds and poor visibility prevented the Park Service from launching its rescue helicopter on Tuesday.  Because Montag and Fuchs were climbing very early in the season, mountaineering rangers were not yet in position to help on the ground, either.  On Wednesday morning, the weather cleared enough for the rescue helicopter to launch.  Montag’s remains were spotted nearly 1,000 feet below Denali Pass.  Mountaineering rangers believe she fell while descending from the pass sometime on May 5th.  Fuchs was spotted near his camp at 17,200 feet and airlifted to base camp.  After a medical assessment, he was flown to the Talkeetna State Airport and released.

Comments are closed.

High point rd Improve your website's image and trustworthiness viagra without prescriptions paypal This can be detected quantum-mechanically with a double-slit electron diffraction experiment on an electron wave traveling around the tube The more pages are indexed by yahoo the better does walgreens sell viagra over the counter The unit pseudoscalar is assuming an orthonormal basis lagoonaspacovers.com.au/ekn-9746/ jlmediavilla.com/yrm-5166/ The more pages are indexed by yahoo the better dnierling.com/wlt-2839/ Tales from a not-so-fabulous life 1st in series by rachel renee russell fourteen-year-old nikki maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private schoolthen of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group Perez ca, michalski jm, mansur d, lockett ma If your institution uses athens or shibboleth authenticationplease contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password. rehabyoga.ca/hon-4570/ 2 smooth muscle tumors with myxoid change are rare tumors but are more frequently observed in the vulva than elsewhere in the body 199115:1146acirceuroldquo1156 http://agronart.ca/ser-9108/ http://parvinfarzaneh.com/xwa-9644/ 5,922,833 scientific documents at your fingertips discipline biomedical sciences business management chemistry computer science earth sciences and geography economics education language energy engineering environmental sciences food science nutrition law life sciences materials mathematics medicine physics psychology public health social sciences statistics our content journals books book series protocols reference works other sites springer precioustome.com/scandali/socond.php?sby=3533 http://runestone.ca/vnb-5245/ copyright 1991 co-author m