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Posts from the 'Denali Report' category

Denali Report for first week of June

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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.

Denali Report for May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

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.

Lonnie Dupre considering retreat to 14,200

Monday, January 24, 2011

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.

Tom Surprenant speaks with Seth Klein about Lonnie Dupre’s progress on Denali.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Volunteer DJ Seth Klein sat down with Tom Surprenant on Thursday night (1/20) to discuss Lonnie Dupre’s endeavor and progress on Denali. The full eight minute interview is available below:

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Climber Lonnie Dupre making headway in climbing Denali

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valley Jam DJ Todd Basilone interviewed Tom Surprenant on the progress of climber Lonnie Dupre who is trying to make history by summiting Mt. McKinley in January. Surprenant is Dupre’s expedition support team member currently based in Talkeetna. Audio runs about 12 min.

Denali Report #9 – Risk Assessment

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In this last Denali Report of the season, Sue Deyoe spoke with South District Ranger John Leonard about rangers and climbers dealing with risk assessment.

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Denali Report #8- Getting stuck at basecamp

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The month of June was mostly poor weather at Denali’s basecamp.  A number of no-fly days created a backlog of climbers trying to get off the mountain and a waiting list in Talkeetna for those trying to get up to basecamp.Producer Sue Deyoe speaks with climbing ranger Chris Erickson about weather.

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Denali Report #7

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In this episode, producer Sue Deyoe speaks with climbing ranger Roger Robinson about the Clean Mountain Can project.

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Denali Report #6

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In this Report, producer Sue Deyoe looks at a special team visiting from Kyrgyzstan that learned new rescue techniques from climbing rangers.

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