Melis Coady joins us once more, having successfully lead her group to the summit of Mt. Foraker and home again safely.
Posts from the 'Denali Report' category
A week ago on the Denali Report, Alaska Mountaineering School climbing guide Melis Coady gave us some background and history about Mount Foraker. She also wrote about the fact that she would be guiding a group of climbers in their attempt to summit the 17,000 foot peak. Melis and the group are a little less than two weeks into the climb, and through a brief call over a satellite phone, Melis says the trip is going well:
We’ll be talking to Melis at length about her trip when she returns from the climb.
This Denali Report is about Mount Foraker, the second highest mountain in the Alaska Range, but much less well-trodden than Denali. Here’s some Foraker history, for background on next week’s report from Melis Coady, who is climbing Foraker. Voiced by Will Peterson.
Listen to Full Denali Report:[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DenaliReport-307.mp3|titles=DenaliReport-307]
There are currently 440 climbers on Mount McKinley, that’s down from 489 last week. (more…)
There are currently one-thousand-twenty climbers registered to climb Mt. McKinley, and 15 registered to climb Mt Foraker. This week the number of climbers currently on McKinley jumped to 234, up from 139 last week. 3 climbers are currently attempting Mt. Foraker.
listen to full report: [audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1DenaliReport..mp3|titles=1DenaliReport.]
So far only 16 climbers have ended their attempts on North America’s highest peak, with only two making it to the summit. That’s a 12 percent success rate for climbing Mt McKinley at this point in the season.
A number of parameters lead to a successful attempt at climbing Mt. McKinley, and success is a combination of good circumstances and proper preparation. (more…)
There are currently 999 climbers registered to climb Mt. McKinley, and 15 registered to climb Mt Foraker. This week the number of climbers currently on McKinley tripped to 139, up from 49 last week. 3 climbers are currently attempting Mt. Foraker.
Listen to full audio: [audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1DenaliReport.mp3|titles=1DenaliReport]
The first two climber’s of the season have successfully reached the summit of North America’s Tallest Mountain. Jeremy Aschen and Adam Bartlett of Vail, Colorado ascended the west buttress route and made it to the top of Denali on May 5th. They reported cold conditions and some frostbite, but neither required significant medical attention. So far, 6 other climbers have withdrawn from the mountain without making it to the top. (more…)