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Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...to Alaska to meet up with Dupre.Plummer spoke with Dupre on Monday, shortly after the climber re-established satellite phone contact for the first time in nearly a week.This was Dupre's fourth attempt at a solo summit in January of Mount...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-13/climber-1st-solo-summit-mount-mckinley
Sports
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy

...deck of a 32-foot gillnetter being tossed about on Bristol Bay's salmon waters.The voice on the other end of a satellite phone is recognized from the past and asks, "Are you sitting down?"That was how I discovered an 18-year old senior...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-20/my-roommate-thinks-youre-sexy
Sports
Cleanup of trash in remote Alaska island underway

...island now for two weeks, Trails Network director Tom Pogson said. So far, the work is going well, he said by satellite phone."We decided that there was enough debris in the area that we cleaned last year and we re-cleaned that area in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/cleanup-trash-remote-alaska-island-unde
State
5 things to watch in Alaska's general election

...on their Facebook site. The problem is, he's mostly out of contact and only periodically sends messages from a satellite phone. Election officials say posting notice to withdraw on Facebook isn't good enough. Go figure. He'll have to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/5-things-watch-alaskas-general-election
State
Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...picked up four stranded climbers on the south side of the McKinley River, the spokeswoman said. They advised by satellite phone that had been trying to cross the river for several days but river conditions kept growing more hazardous and they...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/airlift-sent-marooned-denali-guests-e
Not For Web
Washington climber dies descending Mount McKinley

...rangers at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station by satellite phone from the 17,200-foot High Camp on the West Buttress...and their gear was divided. Fuchs had the team's satellite phone and camp stove. Montag was carrying the tent and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/washington-climber-dies-descending-moun
State
Email applications for Voices Of The Wilderness 2014 artist residencies accepted through March 1

...the same safety training as other volunteers (includes aviation and boat safety, kayak safety, use of radios and satellite phones, and review of Job Hazard Analyses). The Forest Service and National Park Service will provide transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/email-applications-voices-wilderness-2014
Art
Alaska Science Forum: Scientists endure nights on mountaintop perch

...large bag of granola and other edibles."I don't go anywhere without cheese," he said.Equipped with three satellite phones and several radio systems including hand-helds, they started a routine of regular calls. Their early communications...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-10-18/alaska-science-forum-scientists-endu
Outdoors
Washington climber dies on Mount McKinley

...rangers at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station by satellite phone from the 17,200-foot High Camp on the West Buttress...and their gear was divided. Fuchs had the team's satellite phone and camp stove. Montag was carrying the tent and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-09/washington-climber-dies-mount-mckinley
State
Woman becomes first to row solo from Japan to Alaska

...shark circling her as she rowed.Along the way, she also got engaged to her longtime girlfriend back home during a satellite phone call from the middle of the ocean.She had initially wanted to row from Japan to Canada, but the punishing weather...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/woman-becomes-first-row-solo-japan-alas
State

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