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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The Alaska Blackfish is unique because it has a modified esophagus capable of gas absorption, which means that it can exist off atmospheric oxygen. The Blackfish can live in oxygen-deprived stagnant tundra or muskeg pools and can also survive in moist tundra mosses for extended periods of time.