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USGS releases series of new topographical maps of Alaska

...unfortunate way."Anderson said the mapping project revealed a ridge about a half-mile tall at The Great Gorge, near Ruth Glacier, that didn't show up on the old maps.Alaska pilots say that sometimes, mountains pop up in places different than...

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Weddings
3 brothers die in climbing mishap on side of Denali's Mount Foraker

...National Park since May 2000. That year, a 38-year-old Utah man was killed when a wall of ice fell on him on the Ruth Glacier. The last fatalities on Foraker occurred in June 1992, when two climbers were swept off by an avalanche. Five mountain...

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News
Alaskans remember climber, photographer as a pioneer

...the beauty of the mountains," Echelmeyer said. Washburn financed Echelmeyer to measure the depths and speed of the Ruth Glacier in Denali National Park. "He thought it was deep and it was very deep, and if you measure, it was 4,000 feet deep...

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Mount Bona and the ghost of Will Hirst

...I have attempted a climb of Mt. Fairweather; spent a week basking in the sun and beauty of the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, summited Denali, and as this account will reveal, I've also ascended to the summit of 16,421 foot Mt. Bona...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070910/out_673036842.shtml
Outdoors
Climber killed in Denali avalanche

...climbed Mount Johnson last week and had been at their Ruth Glacier camp near the 5,000-foot level since May 15, Tranel...Shaw beneath the debris. Wagner managed to ski up the Ruth Glacier, where he found other climbers Friday morning. One...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052800/Loc_avalanche.html
Local
Guide's body too difficult to recover

...far in this spring's climbing season. A Utah climber was killed May 25 when he was buried in an ice fall along the Ruth Glacier on the south side of Mount McKinley. His body has not been recovered due to unstable conditions in that area and may...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060500/Loc_oops.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...climbed Mount Johnson last week and had been at their Ruth Glacier camp near the 5,000-foot level since May 15, Tranel...Shaw beneath the debris. Wagner managed to ski up the Ruth Glacier, where he found other climbers Friday morning. One...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052800/Loc_avalanche.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...far in this spring's climbing season. A Utah climber was killed May 25 when he was buried in an ice fall along the Ruth Glacier on the south side of Mount McKinley. His body has not been recovered due to unstable conditions in that area and may...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060500/Loc_oops.shtml
Climbing partner says knot may have prevented death

...become lodged in rock cracks. The accident occurred in a steep, rocky section of the peak in he Great Gorge area of the Ruth Glacier about 15 miles southeast of Mount McKinley. The pair set out on a day climb about 5 a.m. Monday and had been climbing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/043007/sta_20070430008.shtml
News
Tourists spend extra week on Denali glacier

...made four trips to retrieve a dozen people from the Ruth Glacier, a base camp at 5,500 feet. "I learned a lot of...lived in Alaska and led a number of children on trips to Ruth Glacier before he was killed by a bear in Russia in 1996. Beaudoin...

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