Man Dies in Fall on McKinley
Climber tumbled 1,000 feet chasing pack
An unidentified climber died Friday afternoon in Denali National Park after falling more than 1,000 feet on Mount McKinley. The climber slipped while trying to catch a sliding backpack during a rest break, according to the National Park Service. An NPS patrol was nearby when the fall occurred and called a helicopter to recover the climber's body 1,100 feet below on the Peters Glacier. The climber, whose identity will not be released until his family is notified, was with two other climbers and no guides. The death is the first of the season on Mount McKinley.
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