Posts from the 'Denali Report' category
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 So far, 6 other climbers have withdrawn from the mountain without making it to the top.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…)
This is the final Denali Report of the 2011 climbing season.
A total of 1203 people registered to climb Denali this season. Most of those people have returned from their climbs, although there are still about 200 people on the mountain. They should all be returning within the next week or week and a half. (more…)
In this third week of June looks at some of the reasons that mountaineering rangers don’t get to summit Denali on a regular basis. A couple of weeks ago, Tucker Chenoweth and his patrol were descending from what they thought was probably a good day – they had made it to the summit– but ended up rescuing three different climbers. Chris Erickson explains why rangers don’t always go to the summit.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110622DenReport8.mp3|titles=20110622DenReport8]
Ten years ago on June 17th, 11 year old Galen Johnston summitted Denali with his parents. He looks back at that climb and reflects on young climbers.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110615DenReport7.mp3|titles=20110615DenReport7]
Its the first of June. This Denali Report is a look at the first accident of the year and the type of avalanche that destroyed camps near the Moose’s Tooth on the Root Canal.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110601DenReport5.mp3|titles=20110601DenReport5]
The Denali Report has undergone revision and is now a very short overview of one specific idea or topic each week of climbing season. In this first episode, South District Ranger speaks about risk and keeping his staff safe.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/20110503DenReport1.mp3|titles=20110503DenReport1]
Lonnie Dupre has postponed attempts to summit Denali for now. Dupre is still at 17,200 feet for the sixth day in a snow trench he dug.
According to a post on Dupre’s blog, his expedition manager Tom Suprenant writes that he couldn’t come out of the trench due to extremely high winds and cold temperatures. Suprenant writes that Dupre’s strength and stamina is beginning to deteriorate. He’s hoping for a break in the weather to climb down to 14,200 feet and to regroup.
Dupre is attempting to become the first person to summit Mt. McKinley in January.
Tom Suprenant joined Loudon Wilson in the KTNA production studio to record the following update on Lonnie’s expedition.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Tom-S.-with-Lonnie-D.-update.mp3|titles=Tom Suprenant with Lonnie Dupre update]