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Author Topic: Article about Alaskan outback & Denali by lead Ranger Daryl R. Miller  (Read 6480 times)


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When I requested South Districs Ranger Daryl R. Miller to review my draft of the new Denali guidebook (2nd in the Pocket summit series, due this summer) he sent me an article he had written about the Alaskan outback and Denali.

Please take time to read this excellent article (PDF, 100kb, click link or use attached).

As Denali season is arriving, anything that can warn climbers will help:
Do not underestimate the mountains or outback of Alaska.
Article is copyrighted, published here with explicit permission from Daryl.


DARYL R. MILLER is the South District ranger for Denali National Park and
Preserve, directing search and rescue on Denali. He was the first American to be
awarded the Targa D’argento (the Silver Solidarity Medal), the international alpine
community’s highest accolade, honoring perilous mountain rescues. He has also
received the Valor Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior for his rescue
work. He and fellow Alaskan Mark Stasi completed the first winter circumnavigation
of Denali and Mount Foraker in 1995 (350 miles/45 days).
« Last Edit: Feb 20 2006, 18:35 by 7summits »
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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Excellant article!  The bullet points are well documented and would apply to all situations in the wilderness or on any mountain.

"I go to the mountains for there I find higher ground." m.c. reinhardt


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I'll reiterate a post I made in another forum:

If you fly into Fairbanks and need/want a ride down to Talkeetna, I'll do it for free.  Just part of my "payback" to the climbing community.

Flying into Fairbanks to climb Denali?  I'll give you a ride to Talkeetna.
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