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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter, the type used for high-elevation rescues, stages on the Kahiltna Glacier below Denali in Alaska.  (Associated Press)

Denali crevasse rescue chilling to say the least

MOUNTAINEERING -- Denali National Park climbing rescue rangers, God bless them, got a workout this week in two separate life-threatening incidents on North America's highest peak. Following are reports from the Associated Press regarding the rescue of two climbers in separate incidents on Denali...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015

MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2015

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

Barbara Washburn, right, poses with her husband, Bradford Washburn during the 1947 Alaska expedition on which she became the first woman to climb Mount McKinley.

First woman to climb McKinley dead at 99

MOUNTAINEERING -- Barbara Polk Washburn, first woman to climb the highest peak in the United States, died in Massachusetts on Sept. 25 at the age of 99. The climb of Mount McKinley was less about breaking barriers than about building a relationship with her husband,...

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