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Climber Discovered Dead atop North America’s Highest Peak, Denali in Alaska

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Officials from Denali National Park and Preserve said on Monday that a climber had been discovered dead on Denali, the highest peak in North America. The find was made the day after the climber’s family told rangers they hadn’t heard from them in a few days.

The climber had been utilizing a satellite communication device to stay in contact with their family while undertaking a solo ascent of Denali. After locating the climber’s tent, rangers were able to determine their last known location using information from satellite devices and interviews.

A climbing team last observed the climber on Wednesday, moving from a 17,200-foot plateau to Denali Pass at 18,200 feet, according to a park release.

The gadget has not moved since Thursday, according to satellite data, indicating that the climber most likely fell during the traverse. Despite the fact that the body was discovered on Monday, the weather has delayed the recovery process. The climber’s name remains undisclosed.

Since 1980, there have been at least 14 fall-related deaths along this portion of the Denali West Buttress path. This tragedy is one of them. There are now about 350 climbers on the route, albeit as the climbing season is still young, most of them are at lower elevations.

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