Annual Mountaineering Summaries
Each year, the staff at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station compiles a summary of mountaineering activities in Denali National Park and Preserve. The 2012 Annual Mountaineering Summary is available, and includes our yearly rescue and medical summaries, a statistical review, a rundown of notable ascents, and other articles about our mountaineering program and the people who help make it all happen. The 2013 summary will be posted by the end of the year.
Below are links to the summaries dating back to 1979.
(A current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to download, view and print these PDF files.)
Did You Know?
Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent. Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.