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 2013 Annual Mountaineering Summary is now 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.
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?
Denali is home to both black bears and grizzly (brown) bears. Black bears inhabit the forested areas of the park, while grizzly bears mainly live on the open tundra. Almost all bears seen by visitors along the Park Road are grizzlies.