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May 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Tacoma climber dies on Mount McKinley

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A Washington state climber has died descending Mount McKinley after falling down a traverse area of hard-packed snow that has claimed 11 other lives. The body of Sylvia Montag, 39, of Tacoma, was spotted Wednesday night by a helicopter crew after strong winds subsided and allowed flights. Montag had become separated from her…


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September 13, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Friday Memo: Mount McKinley shorter … Snake at school… UW prez pay hike

Mount McKinley not measuring up? The highest mountain in North America may be 83 feet shorter than the estimated 20,320-foot measurement from the early 1950s. The latest figure — 20,237 feet — still leaves McKinley, also known as Denali, the tallest in North America. Canada’s Mount Logan is in second place at 19,557. Face recognition…


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July 10, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Man sets age record summiting McKinley

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 78-year-old Anchorage man has become the oldest person to reach the top of Mount McKinley. Tom Choate reached the summit of North America’s tallest peak June 28. The Anchorage Daily News reports the previous oldest person to reach the 20,320-foot summit was 76-year-old Japanese climber Michio Kumamoto. Choate is a retired…


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