Denali Report for July 7th, 2017

In total, just under 1,200 people registered to climb Denali this year. Of those, sixty-five are currently making their attempts, and 1,125 climbs have been completed. The current summit rate for Denali is forty percent, with 442 people making it to the highest point in North America. All eleven climbers registered to attempt Mt. Foraker…

Denali Report for June 30th, 2017

This week on the Denali Report: As climbing season begins to wind down, conditions on Denali mean crevasse falls are a continuing hazard. Also, the summit rate has gone up a bit, but is still well below normal. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more.   With registrations complete for the 2017 climbing season, just under 1,200…

Denali Report for June 9, 2017: Crevasse Rescue

This week on the Denali Report, KTNA’s Phillip Manning discusses an increase in the summit rate and the emergency rescue of a climber that combined efforts of guides, rangers, and volunteers. As predicted by mountaineering rangers last week, the summit rate on Denali has finally started to rise significantly. As of Thursday, it was listed…

Denali Report for June 2nd, 2017: Weather Forecasting

This week on the Denali Report, KTNA’s Phillip Manning discusses the incredibly low summit rate, and speaks with a forecaster from the National Weather Service about trying to predict the weather on Denali. As of Thursday afternoon, 1,061 climbers are registered to attempt Denali. Of those, 596 are currently on the mountain, and 225 have…

Denali Report for July 1st, 2016

  As of Thursday, 1,139 climbers are registered to attempt Denali, and 170 are on the mountain. Nine hundred, fifty-two climbs have been completed, and 574 people have made it to North America’s highest point, making the current summit rate sixty percent. Sixteen climbers attempted Mt. Foraker this season, with seven making it to the…

Denali Report for June 10th, 2016: Team Lebanon

  This week on the Denali Report, updated statistics on this year’s mountaineering season, plus KTNA’s Phillip Manning speaks with the first all-Lebanese team to summit Denali.     In total, 1,075 climbers have registered to attempt Denali. Of those, 502 are currently on the mountain, and 376 climbs have been completed. There have been…

Denali Report for June 3rd, 2016

This week on the Denali Report, KTNA’s Phillip Manning updates this season’s climbing statistics and speaks with a climber who just broke an impressive record.   As of Thursday afternoon, 1,029 climbers have registered to attempt Denali, and 523 are currently on the mountain. 227 climbs have been completed, and forty-two people have made it to…

Denali Report for May 20th, 2016: First Summits

Climbing season is well underway, and the first climbers have reached the summit of North America’s highest peak. Here’s KTNA’s Phillip Manning with this week’s Denali Report.     This is the Denali Report for Friday, May 20th, 2016. I’m Phillip Manning.   Currently, 940 climbers are registered to attempt Denali, and 321 are currently…