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Rare storm, winds up to 100 mph threaten Mt. McKinley climbers

...hanging out in bad weather, but it's just all part of the nature of climbing here," said Roger Robinson, lead climbing ranger at the Talkeetna station. Meteorologists expected the heavy winds to create a whiteout through Wednesday at altitudes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071503/sta_windstorm.shtml
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Former Mount Rainier ranger dies in Tibet fall

...ranger Mike Gauthier who said he got a call early Wednesday describing the accident. Bacher says Rainier's lead climbing ranger David Gottlieb was climbing with Puryear at the time. Gauthier says Gottlieb found that Puryear broke through a cornice...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102910/reg_727786438.shtml
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Rainier climbers find deep snow, amazing beauty

...even have to be blowing," said Mike Gauthier, lead climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. Some climb Mount...everything, beneath the bright blue sky - but as a climbing ranger, he has more opportunity to pick his time to go...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...park on Monday when he decided to take a swing over the Muldrow Glacier to see if he could spot the pair, McKinley climbing ranger Daryl Miller said. ``They waved when he flew over,'' Miller said. The Russians have no radio, so Steck was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010500/Loc_climb.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...While unusual, running into a bear on the Kahiltna Glacier is not unheard of. Five or six years ago, two volunteer climbing rangers stumbled upon a bear close to 14,000 feet high on the slopes of McKinley. Wildlife biologist Fred Dean of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052200/Loc_bear.shtml
Russian climbers move up McKinley

...park on Monday when he decided to take a swing over the Muldrow Glacier to see if he could spot the pair, McKinley climbing ranger Daryl Miller said. ``They waved when he flew over,'' Miller said. The Russians have no radio, so Steck was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010500/Loc_climb.html
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Climbers unhappy about proposed fee increases

...fee for an annual Rainier climbing pass be increased from $30 to as much as $50. The increase is needed to train climbing rangers and other expenses, Uberuaga said. Future fee increases might be linked to rises in the U.S. Consumer Price...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091310/sta_707291835.shtml
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Belgian mountaineer killed on Mt. McKinley

...injured. After confirming that his climbing partner was dead, he used his satellite phone to call park officials. A climbing ranger was flown by helicopter to Van Brempt's location, but fog and clouds prevented a rescue. Two Japanese climbers...

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Climbers meet bear at high altitude

...While unusual, running into a bear on the Kahiltna Glacier is not unheard of. Five or six years ago, two volunteer climbing rangers stumbled upon a bear close to 14,000 feet high on the slopes of McKinley. Wildlife biologist Fred Dean of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052200/Loc_bear.html
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Tough season on McKinley tests veteran climbers

...Even Denali National Park climbing rangers, who try to set a safe route...profession and a former Park Service climbing ranger, she found her true love in...friend Mike Gauthier, chief climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park...

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