Researchers Search For Climate History on Denali

Diana Haecker, KTNA – Talkeetna

Researchers with the University of Maine, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire recently mingled with climbers at Mt. McKinley’s Kahiltna base camp. Their mission was not to reach the summit of Denali, but to find ice old enough to reveal climate history.

Photo by Diana Haecker: University of Maine researcher Seth Campbell, left, and Kahiltna base camp manager Lisa Roderick contemplate how to get the scientific equipment off Mt. McKinley, as researchers came down from Kahiltna Pass, where they were looking for an ideal ice core drilling site.

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