Climber Dies in Denali National Park

Sue Deyoe, KTNA – Talkeetna

Ice and snow falling from a big rock formation in the Alaska Range buried the camps of two climbing parties and took one life early Thursday in Denali National Park.  The ice fall occurred at the Moose’s Tooth above the Ruth Glacier. No identities have yet been released. The four survivors did what they could for the man, but he was declared dead by the time a helicopter got him to the medics standing by at the Parks Highway.  The others were uninjured but their camps were destroyed and equipment buried.

The Park Service estimates by this time there are about 30 climbers in the Alaska Range.

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