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Recent Weather Conditions and Current Climbing Activity

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(NPS Photo - Coley Gentzel)

The 2014 mountaineering season on Denali is now over, with the last of the climbing teams safely off the mountain. Below are the 2014 registration statistics and reported summit rates, with numbers subject to change slightly in upcoming weeks as our registration staff fine tunes the database. The Denali Weather Observations spreadsheet shows daily sky conditions, temperatures, wind speeds, and new precipitation observed throughout the 2014 season.

Climbing Statistics for the 2014 season

Mt. McKinley

Mt. Foraker

Number of Registered Climbers



Climbers Currently On Mountain



Completed Climbs



Number of Summits



Summit Percentage



The Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station registration staff also maintains a 24-hour mountaineering statistics line at (907)733-9127. During the spring season, the voice recording is updated daily with the number of registered climbers, the number of climbers currently on the mountain, and the total recorded summits for both Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker.

Other Mountaineering Statistics
For season-by-season mountaineering statistics such as summit attempts by route, nationalities, average age, percentage of women climbers, busiest summit days, and other interesting data, go to our annual mountaineering summaries.

Annual number of climbers on Mt. McKinley, 1903 to 2013

Historical timeline of important climbing 'firsts' and interesting ascents

Mountain Weather Observations

Did You Know?

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Denali provides a special opportunity to study a large, intact and naturally-functioning ecosystem. Researchers can monitor climate change in Denali and contribute to larger-scale climate monitoring and management efforts.