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Friday, July 1st, 2011

  • The body of an Austrian climber has been spotted on the flanks of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to park officials, who say conditions prevented them from immediately recovering it.

    From the location of his skis and backpack, it appears Juergen Kanzian might have fallen nearly 4,000 feet.


  • Editor's note: This corrects in fourth paragraph that lodge officials, not park officials, were aware of the leak.

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  • If you're interested in the natural sciences and would like to volunteer some time amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in America this summer, you may be interested in Glacier National Park's Citizen Scientists program.

    Glacier is renowned for its wildlife as well as its scenery, so park officials say visitors are often surprised to le

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

  • A search was under way on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve on Thursday for an Austrian mountaineer who failed to return from an intended trek to Denali Pass at 18,000 feet.

    Park officials launched an air and ground search Wednesday after Juergen Kanzian, age 41 of Koetschach-Mauthen, Austria, failed to return to his camp while ascending to D

  • Visitors to the Lake McDonald area of Glacier National Park are being warned to watch out for an aggressive mountain lion.

    Last week a woman and her niece were confronted by an adult mountain lion on the Sperry Trail near Lake McDonald Lodge, a park release said.

    The lion, dark in color, "was crouched adjacent to the trail with its ears back when the visito