New Exhibit Celebrates The First Ascent of Denali

May 17, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The Museum of the North unveils a new exhibit Saturday that celebrates the centennial anniversary of the first ascent of Denali. The exhibit showcases the only remaining ice ax made especially for the team in Fairbanks, as well as an American flag fashioned from handkerchiefs by team member Robert Tatum.   But Guest Curator Angela Linn says that’s not all. “The most impressive of the items that are in here are the four diaries that were used and written in by the four men who actually made the summit of Denali," says Linn.

KUAC’s Emily Schwing caught up with Linn to peruse the diaries of team leader Hudson Stuck, and members Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum.