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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

...100-foot-long line, saving crews from having to lower a mountaineering ranger down to the glacier.Park Service rangers many times it's been used since. Denali mountaineering ranger Brandon Latham said Wednesday it hadn't been...
Deaths on Denali mountain show search challenges

...Suzuki, 63, of Sendai, was suspended after a mountaineering ranger lowered himself 100 feet into the same crevasse...which also had fallen into the crevasse. Then mountaineering ranger Tucker Chenoweth descended into the crevasse and...
A fair-weather friend on Denali They were just lying there like they were blowing like flags in the wind," said Roger Robinson, lead mountaineering ranger at Denali National Park and Preserve, home to the 20,320-foot Mount McKinley in Alaska. "The wind had to...
Record number of climbers try McKinley

...National Park Service. Of those, about 780, or 60 percent, reached the 20,320-foot summit, said chief mountaineering ranger Daryl Miller. The summit success rate is usually 35 to 50 percent. A higher percentage of climbers reached the...
2 climbers die on Mount McKinley

...and snow to a point just below High Camp at about 17,000 feet, said Daryl Miller, south district ranger. A mountaineering ranger witnessed the fall and immediately went to the aid of the climbers. The deaths are the first on McKinley for...
Five dead in first month of Denali climbing season

...Brian Massey, remained unconscious throughout the evening and died Friday. High winds prevented the park's mountaineering rangers from recovering the bodies until Saturday. "We're getting off to a difficult start, and the climbing season...
Officials call off search for lost climber

...Tuesday, according to the U.S. Park Service. Soderstrom and climbing partner Joe Reichert, 37, a Park Service mountaineering ranger, were attempting the first-ever winter summit of the 12,240-foot Mount Huntington when Soderstrom disappeared...
US Army helps Park Service on Denali

...operation for us with the amount of gear we have to bring up and the places we have to get it to," said Park Service mountaineering ranger Mark Westman.Westman was one of several rangers who boarded three CH-47F Chinook helicopters flown by the...
Mount McKinley climber cheated death

...I'm surprised," Denali mountaineering ranger Kevin Wright said on Friday...morning, he radioed the Denali mountaineering rangers. At midday Thursday, Denali...the West Rib with Denali mountaineering ranger Tucker Chenoweth. Unable...
State and local briefly

...crash ANCHORAGE -- As friends and family members struggled with their grief, the bodies of a pilot and three mountaineering rangers were recovered Wednesday from the site of a plane crash near Mount McKinley. A group that included the Alaska...


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