2011 Mountaineering Patrol
May 14, 2011
The backcountry rangers are out on the first mountaineering patrol of the season. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has incredible opportunities for climbing and mountaineering on some of the most remote mountains anywhere. The park has sixteen of the twenty tallest peaks in Alaska including 18,008 ft tall Mt St. Elias.
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Did You Know?
The Baneberry, also known as Snakeberry or Doll’s Eyes, produces berries that are extremely toxic. Ingestion of as few as 6 berries has been known to cause the death of a small child. Interestingly, birds are wholly unaffected by the toxin.