Denali ranger describes patrol and memorable summit day

By: Katie Writer – KTNA Currently, there are 1,090 people registered to attempt Denali. Of those, 129 are currently on the mountain, and 945 have completed their climbs. As of Thursday, 533 climbers have reached the summit, making the summit rate fifty-six percent. All fifteen climbers registered for Mt. Foraker have completed their climbs, with…

Denali Report: It’s Windy Up There!

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Denali Report . Currently, there are 929 people registered to attempt Denali.  Of those, 358 are currently on the mountain.  Twenty-six climbs have been completed, and there his still only been one summit thus far, which means the current summit rate for 2015 is 3%.  Eleven climbers…

Denali Report: Avalanche Risk

Currently, there are 888 people registered to climb Denali.  Of those, 208 are currently on the mountain.  Nine climbs have been completed with one successful summit.  That makes the current summit rate eleven percent.  Nine climbers are registered to attempt Mt. Foraker.  Nobody is currently on the mountain, and all four attempts thus far have…

Denali Report for 7/11/14

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for the Denali Report.  KTNA’s Phillip Manning has one last report as the climbing season winds down: 20140711DenaliReport It’s July, which means that climbing season is nearing an end.  In total, 1,204 climbers registered to attempt Denali.  Sixty-one are still listed on the mountain.  1,142 climbs have been…

Denali Report for 6/27/14

It hasn’t been a good year for climbers attempting to summit Denali.  Wind and snow have kept the summit rate at one-in-three.  The weather also means higher risk for injuries, especially frostbite, as Phillip Manning at member station KTNA explains. 20140627DenaliReport Currently, there are 1205 climbers registered to attempt Denali.  Of those, 263 are on…

Denali Report for June 6th, 2014

20140606DenaliReport As of Thursday evening, there are 1,120 people registered to climb Denali, and 599 are currently on the mountain.  To date, 242 climbers have finished their expeditions, and forty-six have summited, making the current summit rate a very low nineteen percent.  On Mt. Foraker, ten climbers are registered, and eight are currently on the…

Denali Report for Friday, May 9th, 2014

20140509DenaliReport The mercury is rising, skies have been clear, and the drone of propellers has been increasing over the last week.  That can only mean one thing; climbing season is upon us.  This year, the Denali Report will be coming out on Friday’s.  KTNA’s Phillip Manning has this year’s first: After a very successful and…

Denali Report for 7/10/2013

There are 1152 climbers registered to climb Denali this year.  Of those, 995 have completed their climbs, and 156 are currently on the mountain.  705 climbers have summited, making the current summit percentage 71%. For 2013’s final Denali Report, KTNA’s Melis Coady spoke with Denali base camp manager, Lisa Roderick, who recently arrived in Talkeetna….