Field Report, July 1

July 01, 2015 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri

TODAY'S STATS

Mt. McKinley

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,090

15

Climbers Currently On Mountain

148

0

Completed Climbs

922

15

Number of Summits

522

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

14,200 feet - Camp got more snow yesterday (storm total 28 cm), but overnight just a trace of new snow fell. This morning, they had a few clouds overhead, and cloudy skies down near Kahiltna Pass.  Weather has been generally cloudy with some light snow over the past couple days.  Windspeed was 1 mph from the northeast, with gusts to 6 mph.  

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp:  9 F (-13 C)
Low temp:  1 F (-17 C)
High temp:   7 F (-14 C)   

7,200 feet -  Lisa reports scattered clouds over basecamp, but she can see all three summits.  A trace of new snow fell overnight.  Winds were calm, with gusts to 3 mph from the north.

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp: 30 F (-1 C)
Low temp: 30 F (-1 C)
High temp: 32 F (0 C) 

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam

National Weather Service forecast  


Ranger Update

NPS Denali Patrol #6 is (Gentzel, Corn, 4 VIPs)  Not much to report, all rangers and volunteers are in camp today.

NPS Basecamp Patrol #6 (Weber + 1 VIP) Dave Weber and YCC student Nick Pedersen are back down in Talkeetna, cleaning up and putting away the basecamp infrastructure that flew out with them yesterday afternoon.  

Rangers Mik Shain and Chris Erickson flew into the Eldridge Glacier yesterday afternoon for a week-long Alaska Range patrol.    


Route Conditions

...still in great shape. 


Photo of the Day

 VIP Cory Virden climbing around BC

NPS volunteer Cory Virden on a climb near Basecamp last week. The mild temperatures and clear skies made for some excellent climbing days.  (NPS Photo/Mik Shain)

Last updated: July 1, 2015

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