Recent Weather Conditions and Current Climbing Activity
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.
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
Historical timeline of important climbing 'firsts' and interesting ascents
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.