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Deaths on Denali

While the Everest season was remarkably safe one overall, the climbing continues over in the Karakoram, and in other places and in other conditions. Very sad to report the death of two American climbers on the 13th on Denali. The two climbers were both doctors, Dr. John Mislow from Massachusetts and Dr. Andrew Swanson of Minneapolis. Both were experienced climbers, and the accident occurred in the Messner Couloir. Thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends. The National Park Service reports as of 12 June there are 1,196 registered climbers on Denali this season, with 339 currently on the mountain. Summit success rate is reported at 50%. Safe climbing and good luck to all.


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