Annual Mountaineering Summaries

Mountaineers ascend a shadowy slope, with a glowing snowy peak in the distance

Photo courtesy of Menno Boermans


Mountaineering Statistics & Annual Reports

Each year, the staff at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station compiles a summary of mountaineering activities in Denali National Park and Preserve. The links below take you to the respective annual summaries dating back to 1979, including our yearly rescue and medical summaries, a statistical review, and a rundown of notable ascents.

Nearly every year, these reports contain overall statistics on the number of expeditions and mountaineers attempting a climb, as well as a total number of summits, broken down by the route climbed on Denali. Download mountaineering statistics by year and route, which have been compiled into one file spanning from 1903 through the current season.

Note: These reports are historical. Keep in mind that certain references are contemporary to the report itself (e.g., calling the mountain "Mount McKinley" instead of "Denali," old lists of guiding companies or advice on waste disposal that is no longer correct). For current information on planning a mountaineering trip on Denali or Mount Foraker, please check out our mountaineering homepage.


Mountain Weather Observations

Rangers on Denali record sky conditions, temperatures, wind speeds, and new precipitation observed at the 7,200- and 14,200-foot camps throughout the various season.

Last updated: December 22, 2023

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