Annual Mountaineering Summaries
Each year, the staff at the Talkeetna Ranger Station compiles a summary of mountaineering activities in Denali National Park and Preserve. The 2012 Annual Mountaineering Summary is available now, 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.
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?
Warmer average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.