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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 of the mountain and said he had lost contact with Montag. They were not connected by rope and did not have radio communications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/washington-climber-dies-descending-moun
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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 of the mountain and said he had lost contact with Montag. They were not connected by rope and did not have radio communications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-09/washington-climber-dies-mount-mckinley
State
Climbers' descendants mark Denali centennial

...lot of them thought it was Bradford Washburn who climbed it first," Hopkins said of the man who later pioneered the West Buttress route to the south summit. "They had no idea who was the first person to step on top. That's why we're doing...

http://juneauempire.com/node/26309
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UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...of the mountain, including photographs by and information about cartographer Bradford Washburn, who pioneered the West Buttress route. There is also history and artifacts from the 1910 Sourdough Expedition, a group of four Fairbanksans with...

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

...of the mountain, including photographs by and information about cartographer Bradford Washburn, who pioneered the West Buttress route. There is also history and artifacts from the 1910 Sourdough Expedition, a group of four Fairbanksans with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State
Deaths on Denali mountain show search challenges

...Federation.Ogi had been attached by climbing rope to the others as they descended in an avalanche-prone section of the West Buttress Route at about 11,800 feet. The rope broke in the avalanche and fall.The deaths bring to six the number of fatalities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-20/deaths-denali-mountain-show-search-chal
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Women's group plans Mount McKinley climb

...for a lack of female partners. They jumped at the chance to go on an all-women's expedition along the popular West Buttress route. Annie Bellerose, 22, a college student from Vermont, said the all-female aspect of the trip, not the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051605/sta_20050516014.shtml
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Study finds diarrhea is a common climbing malady

...ranger who called state epidemiologists in May 2002 to report four climbers who developed diarrhea while ascending the West Buttress - the most common route up the 20,320-foot mountain. McLaughlin, joined by nurse epidemiologist Ann Marie Bailey...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061705/sta_20050617015.shtml
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McKinley claims first climber since 1998

...delayed by weather. Park spokesman Doug Stockdale said the area where the climber fell is a treacherous stretch of the West Buttress route used by most climbers. The stretch is icy and has a slope of up to 45 degrees. Since 1980, six climbers have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070102/sta_mtndeath.shtml
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While tourism fades at lower 48's national sites, Alaska draws crowds

...new visitors, some Alaska parks, in fact, wonder about letting so many in. A limit on mountain climbers on the West Buttress of 20,320-foot Mount McKinley - the tallest peak in North America - will begin next year. And the Park Service...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091006/out_20060910016.shtml
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