Field Report, July 22

July 22, 2015 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri

TODAY'S STATS

Mt. McKinley

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,089

15

Climbers Currently On Mountain

0

0

Completed Climbs

1,087

15

Number of Summits

620

6

Summit Percentage

57%

40%

Though all climbers are currently off the mountain, be aware that these statistics are not yet final.  There are two climbers currently registered to climb in August, if conditions allow. Additionally, registration staff will be performing some quality control on the database figures, so the final annual statistics may vary slightly from those above.

Stay tuned this fall for our Annual Mountaineering Summary 2015 for more in depth statistics, i.e. stats by route, nations represented, average age etc.  


Weather Report

NPS daily weather observations are done for the season.

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam

National Weather Service forecast  


Ranger Update

Last Thursday we erroneously reported that 'no rangers were ranging in the range' that day, but lo and behold, I had forgotten poor Chris Erickson and Dan Corn, who were slogging their way out of the Alaska Range in a torrential downpour.  So sorry, Chris and Dan!  In addition to the photo below, we will post more photos and a trip report from their soggy patrol next week.

But even before that, we've got a forthcoming trip report from Chris and Mik Shain's patrol to the Eldridge Glacier, stay tuned.


Route Conditions

The (final?) two climbers on Denali checked back with the ranger station staff yesterday afternoon after a successful climb. They reported at least one notable (20-foot) crevasse fall on the increasingly punchy and crevasse-ridden lower glacier, but the team was able to successfully self-rescue.  

As mentioned above, two other climbers are currently registered for an August climb.

Photo of the Day

 Walking out
Stylishly color-coordinated Ranger Dan Corn, leaving the glacier for solid ground.  (NPS Photo/Chris Erickson)

Last updated: July 22, 2015

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Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

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