Denali National Park & Preserve
A climbing fall at Mt. McKinley's Denali Pass took the lives of two mountaineers on Wednesday and critically injured two others.
Tuesday’s efforts to locate two missing backpackers in Denali National Park were fruitless, despite the best efforts of eleven ground teams and four aircraft crews. Today’s operation will more thoroughly search high priority areas and send ground teams into higher terrain. Five new teams will help out.
Hikers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson remain missing since failing to return last Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in Denali National Park & Preserve. Rescuers continue to search a 100-square mile area of the Savage River drainage.
Searchers in Denali National Park have been unable to locate two female backpackers missing since Friday when they didn't return from a scheduled overnight trip in the park. Officials have intensified ground and aerial search efforts in a 100-square mile area of rugged, trailless terrain.