Field Report, July 8

July 08, 2015 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri

TODAY'S STATS

Mt. McKinley

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,090

15

Climbers Currently On Mountain

80

0

Completed Climbs

1,006

15

Number of Summits

574

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

Rangers Mik Shain and Chris Erickson are on patrol on the Eldridge Glacier for the next day or two.

All staff members have now commenced the work of sorting, taking inventory, repairing, cleaning, stowing the gear brought down from the mountain.

And of course, the season isn't over until all the climbers return safe and sound. Currently, 80 climbers remain on the mountain, the majority of which are guided expeditions.


Route Conditions

Warm temperatures have returned, and the lower glacier was most recently described as 'soggy.'   We will continue to relay any significant news about the route that we learn from climbers checking back or from guides that may contact us from the mountain in the next week or two.     


Photo of the Day

Moon over Mount Hunter 
Photo courtesy of Menno Boermans

Last updated: July 21, 2015

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Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

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