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Conquering Mt. McKinley

...Zarkov and Igor Ushakov in June joined a growing number of mountaineers scaling Mount McKinley to make a point, said Roger Robinson, lead mountaineer ranger for Denali National Park and Preserve about 140 miles northwest of Anchorage. Over the...
McKinley climbing season ends with 50-50 success rate

...Everything is off," chief mountaineering ranger Roger Robinson said. Seventy-eight climbers remain on the mountain...the same way. "It's just how the luck goes," Roger Robinson said. For the first time, nearly all the climbers...
Record number of climbers try McKinley

...runs roughly from late April to mid-July. On Friday, only two climbers remained on the mountain, said ranger Roger Robinson. A solo mountaineer is expected to attempt the peak in August, he said. Never before this year had 1,300 people...
A fair-weather friend on Denali

...blown down from the high camp. 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...
Rangers concerned about age, experience of climber who died

...witnessed the fall from a camp at 17,200 feet, there was no way to know why Heck lost his footing, park ranger Roger Robinson said Monday from Talkeetna. "Maybe he was tired from a long day, maybe he was ataxic (uncoordinated) from the...
Rare storm, winds up to 100 mph threaten Mt. McKinley climbers

...They don't like 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...
Study finds diarrhea is a common climbing malady

...above 14,000 feet, packing out their waste as they summit and then heading down the mountain, said longtime ranger Roger Robinson. Robinson said the staff is seeking to make that requirement a federal law. The study, recently published in the...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: 12-year-old tops Mount McKinley summit 6/30/98

...were trapped at 19,000 feet for more than three days before rescuers reached them in a high-altitude helicopter. Roger Robinson, a mountaineering ranger at Denali National Park and Preserve, said safety concerns have prompted some unofficial...
Japanese climbers perish at higher rate on Mount McKinley

...Miller said. "To do it in the style they did - very fast, efficient, matter-of-fact - is very ambitious." Roger Robinson, a ranger who spent time with all five men at the 7,200-foot Kahiltna base camp, said the two teams planned...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Japanese climber tries solo ascent of McKinley 2/17/98

...mountaineering ranger at Denali National Park and Preserve. Kuriaki has climbed McKinley at least three times, said Roger Robinson, another Denali ranger. Kuriaki tried a solo winter ascent of Denali last year but turned back at 17,000 feet...


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