Park officials said three other climbers have been evacuated off Denali so far this season, one with frostbite and two with high-altitude pulmonary edema.
Mason Stansfield of Ouray, Colorado was ski-mountaineering with a partner when he fell into the crevasse on Monday afternoon.
The same weather that kept the stranded group on the glacier kept rescuers off it. Fortunately, the Sheldon Chalet was just a few miles away.
There’s required testing and face masks, plus a shorter trail and a smaller group of mushers signed up to compete.
The race will use abandoned mining towns and other unpopulated areas as checkpoints this year.
The lease is an important step forward in Donlin Gold’s quest to build the Southwest Alaska mine, which could be one of the largest in the world if completed.
During our planet’s most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains.
Alaska’s landscape has an unusual feature that allows us to enjoy cheap bananas in the Interior and other things that make life possible in the subarctic.