Expedition To Mark 100th Anniversary of Conquest of Denali

Feb 7, 2013

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.

Photos displayed at press conference from Hudson Stucks' "Ascent of Denali"
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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
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