Field Report, July 17

July 17, 2015 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri

TODAY'S STATS

Mt. McKinley

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,089

15

Climbers Currently On Mountain

2

0

Completed Climbs

1,085

15

Number of Summits

618

6

Summit Percentage

57%

40%


The Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station also maintains a daily automated statistics phone line, so if this blog is lagging behind and you need up-to-date registration numbers, call (907) 733-9127. 

 

Weather Report

NPS daily weather observations are done for the season.

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam

National Weather Service forecast  


Ranger Update

No rangers are ranging in the Park today, though a Little Switzerland patrol is planned for next week.


Route Conditions

No recent reports of snow or route conditions.  There is just the one private team climbing the West Buttress at this time. As the statistics above indicate, there is one additional two-person team currently registered to begin a climb in August, though time will tell if glacier conditions will be conducive for an aircraft landing.

Photo of the Day

 Prayer flags and a tent provide a splash of color during a white out
Prayer flags and a splashy tent provide a welcome burst of color during a whiteout at 14,200-foot camp. Photo courtesy of Ian Shive.

Last updated: July 21, 2015

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