Park Service Begs the Unprepared to Stop Trying to Climb Denali

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Park Service Begs the Unprepared to Stop Trying to Climb Denali

In a recent blog post titled “Troubling Trends,” the National Park Service paints a picture of a dangerous climbing scene on Alaska’s Denali with overexcited and ill-prepared people trudging for the top, putting themselves and rescuers in harm’s way. In May, two people were killed on Denali. Many serious injuries also occurred, including a man who, unroped, tumbled 1,000 feet trying to ascend to the 18,200-foot Denali Pass below the summit. In other words, it’s borne out of desperation, impatience, and summit fever.”“The NPS policy is to only respond to immediate threats to life, limb, or eyesight. You can read the NPS blog post here, and more from APR about the issues facing Denali, here.

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