Field Report, July 13

July 13, 2016 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri
 

TODAY'S STATS

    Denali    

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,126

16

Climbers Currently On Mountain

11

0

Completed Climbs

1,115

16

Number of Summits

665

7

Summit Percentage

60%

44%

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


FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam 

National Weather Service forecast


Ranger Update

The Sugar Bears out of Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks floated in to basecamp yesterday morning, July 12, for the final camp extraction of the season. The Chinook crews worked with three NPS rangers (Chris Erickson, Mik Shain, and Joey McBrayer) in loading all the camp Action Packers. tents, and other camp gear internally in the two Chinooks. Meanwhile, Ranger Joe Reichert and A-Star helo pilot Andy Hermansky retrieved the seasonal radio repeater from the top of Mount Crosson.

Once the gear sweep was finished, the Chinooks returned to Talkeetna State Airport to the waiting NPS ranger staff who began the unloading, unpacking, cleaning, repairing, re-packing cycle for next mountaineering season!

Around the same time, A-Star B3e helicopter pilot Andy Hermansky, along with rangers Joe Reichert and David Weber, flew to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to assist in a short-haul rescue of three stranded hikers. After another smooth operation, they were back in Talkeetna by dinnertime.

Photo of the Day

 Chinook camp extractionL
Little helicopter, big helicopter. Thank you Sugar Bears!  NPS Photo/Joey McBrayer

Last updated: July 13, 2016

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