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Expedition To Mark 100th Anniversary of Conquest of Denali

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A group of descendants of the first men to summit Denali plan to climb the mountain on the 100th anniversary of their for bearers historic ascent.  This week they announced the project with a press conference at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Fairbanks, the same location where the 1913 expedition was launched.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Denali 2013 Centennial Climb team members

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Team member and Walter Harper descendent Dana Wright

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Harry Karstens great grandsons Ray Schuenemann (L) and Ken Karstens

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1913 Denali climbers as depicted in stained glass window at St. Mathews Church

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Historic newspaper article about Denali ascent

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.