Denali National Park officials have been working on an environmental document that will guide the park in making decisions on the capacity for vehicles on the Park Road. The process started in 2006. Another public comment period is underway.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/20110805DNPEISpkg.mp3|titles=20110805DNPEISpkg]
The climbing season on Denali has wrapped up for the season. All climbers are off the mountain and base camp has been removed. A total of 9 climbers died in the Alaska range this year, making for one of the deadliest seasons in recent history. Sue Deyoe spoke with South District Ranger John Leonard about the season overall….[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110721EndSeason.mp3|titles=20110721EndSeason]
Ten years ago on June 17th an 11 year old Talkeetna resident became the youngest person to successfully summit Denali. That record still stands. At age 21, Galen Johnston has had a myriad of experiences since that time. This week, he spoke about that climb and reflects on how it influenced him…[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110617GalenAnniversary.mp3|titles=20110617GalenAnniversary]
The Denali rescue helicopter and rangers were busy Monday night dealing with a number of mountaineers with high altitude issues. In three seperate incidents, one patrol dealt with HACE patients.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110607DenaliRescue.mp3|titles=20110607DenaliRescue]
The names of the climbers in the fatal fall on Denali late Wednesday night have been released.
The four person team that fell from Denali Pass were led by Alpine Ascents International. Their lead guide, 34 year old Suzanne Allen and client Peter Bullard, age 45, of China (an English national), died in the fall. (more…)
A fatal fall high on Denali took the lives of two climbers late Wednesday night and severely injured two others. These are the third and fourth deaths on the mountain this year, with seven deaths overall in the Alaska Range this climbing season. Reporter Sue Deyoe has more on the most recent accident.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/20110526Denali2Dead.mp3|titles=20110526Denali2Dead]
People climb Denali for various causes – Climbing for the Cure, the Wounded Warrior project, climbing to support certain individuals. There is a team headed up the mountain at the end of the week that has Su Valley High School in mind.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/20110524ClimbWall.mp3|titles=20110524ClimbWall]
Two overdue climbers on Mount Frances in the Alaska Range are confirmed dead.
Denali National Park mountaineering rangers located the remains of 33 year old Jiro Kurihara of Canada and Junya Shiraishi, age 28, of Japan in avalanche debris on Mt. Frances, a technical peak just north of the Kahiltna basecamp on Denali. (more…)
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecasts, Denali echos, announcements for May 20th. Host is Trisha Costello. Headlines – Rescue helicopter performs one of few close-to-the-summit rescues in history; Campbell and others win Fellowships in Denali. 16 min.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AMNews-20110520.mp3|titles=AMNews-20110520]