Field Report, July 5, 2019

July 05, 2019 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri
 

TODAY'S STATS

    Denali    

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,230

21

Climbers Currently On Mountain

122

0

Completed Climbs

1,107

21

Number of Summits

697

8

Summit Percentage

63%

38%

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.


 

Mountain Weather


All basecamp managers are DONE and out for the season! 

Weather station telemetry data from 7K and 14K are transmitted hourly to the MesoWest website, including temperatures, wind speed, wind direction, snowfall, and solar radiation.  MountainWeather.com compiles a Denali Weather page, complete with links to the MesoWest data, the NWS Denali Climbing Forecasts, as well as links to FAA webcams. 

Click here for the National Weather Service Denali Climbing Forecast

Click here for the FAA webcam on the Kahiltna Glacier



Ranger Reports



NPS 14K Patrol #7 - (Beren)  The whole team flew off the mountain on Wednesday, July 3, just in time to attend Talkeetna's Main Street 4th of July Parade.
  
NPS Muldrow Patrol #8 - (McBrayer)  Joey, Jen, Michael, Yoshiko, and Kakiko have been busy tidying up camp, packing up gear, and collapsing tents. Meanwhile, they have also assisted a climber with with a twisted knee.  Today, pilot Andy and ranger Dave flew to 14K to evacuate the patient to Talkeetna.  Then Andy will return to the 14K to commence slinging net loads down to basecamp.  They will remain there until the US Army Blackhawks assist with camp flyout sometime in the next couple weeks.

Yikes -- late afternoon 7/5 amendment:  Temps proved too warm at 14 camp to fly loads down this afternoon, above 40 F!!  So that effort was postponed until tomorrow morning.

Its starting to get very lonely up there!
 

***For more tales from the hill, check out Denali Rescue Volunteers (DRV) on Facebook and Instagram.***


Photo of the Day
 

Mountaineer lies flat in the snow with a box of donuts and tub of ice cream on her chest
VIP patrol member Yoshiko Miyazaki-Back collapses in a sugar coma today at 14K camp after pilot Andy delivers a morale-boosting box of donuts and tub of ice cream.  After Yoshiko was revived, rangers and fellow volunteers de-briefed the incident and discussed the health benefits of moderation.   (NPS Photo / Joey McBrayer)
 

Last updated: July 5, 2019

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