A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain.
The National Park Service reports 45-year-old Pavel Michut was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday.
Nearby climbers found his body within 10 minutes.
A park service statement says hard-packed snow conditions had developed in the area because of days of extreme wind.
The body will be flown to the Alaska State Medical Examiner once the weather is safe.