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Climbers' descendants mark Denali centennial

...other men, Harry Karstens and Walter Harper, became the first men to stand...is the great-grandnephew of Walter Harper, who was the first person to...the real untold story is that of Walter Harper and what he accomplished getting...

http://juneauempire.com/node/26309
State
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shortlist announced

...University of Nevada Press)"A Tale for the Time Being," by Ruth Ozeki (Viking Books)"We Live in Water," by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)"Wolves in the Land of Salmon,"by David Moskowitz (Timber Press)"Written in Stone," by Rosanne...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-21/pacific-northwest-booksellers-association
Art
UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...to commemorate the historic climb by Karstens and his companions, the legendary Alaska missionary, Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum, who became the first climbers to stand on top of 20,320-foot Denali on June 7, 1913. The exhibit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State
UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...to commemorate the historic climb by Karstens and his companions, the legendary Alaska missionary, Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum, who became the first climbers to stand on top of 20,320-foot Denali on June 7, 1913.The exhibit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State
Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...Bantam, $35, 97805538014773. Broken HarborTana French, Viking, $27.95, 97806700236534. Beautiful RuinsJess Walter, Harper, $25.99, 97800619281235. The Prisoner of HeavenCarlos Ruiz Zafon, Harper, $25.99, 97800622062826. Shadow...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-08-16/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art
Senator introduces bill to rename Mount McKinley

...earlier this week.Murkowski has also introduced legislation to rename the Talkeetna Ranger Station in Alaska for Walter Harper, credited as the first person to reach the peak's summit.According to a National Park Service history, McKinley...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-01/senator-introduces-bill-rename-mount-mc
State
Mushers, Olympic champs make Hall of Fame

...Anchorage native Scott Gomez was the fifth athlete honored by the committee. In the moments category, Hudson Stuck and Walter Harper's ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913 and the 1985 Iditarod victory by Libby Riddles, the first women to win the legendary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112806/spo_20061128001.shtml
Sports
Help wanted: Denali needs a dog musher

...musher Harry Karstens, the man who was part of the first ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913 along with Hudson Stuck and Walter Harper. Sheldon was later part of the long effort to establish Mount McKinley National Park in 1917. Four years later...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111009/sta_514823919.shtml
Evergreen Cemetery is final home to pioneers, other notables

...to Juneau and invested in real estate. His wife operated a popular gallery and souvenir store, The Nugget Shop. Walter Harper and Frances Wells Harper had been married only a month when they perished in the wreck of the passenger vessel Princess...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100399/Ins_evergreen.html
Inside
Climbing season gets started on McKinley

...will be among them. He is the son of Mount Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary. He will be on the mountain in June. Walter Harper was the first climber to the summit. He did it in 1913. Since then, 16,769 climbers have enjoyed the view from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050208/reg_274733786.shtml

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