Denali Rescue – Photo Gallery

In 2004, I assisted with 2 rescues on Denali, the second of which earned me the Denali Pro Award and an Award for Bravery from the US Department of the Interior.

  • On Motorcycle Hill on Denali with Rick Marchant
  • Rick Marchant at Windy Corner  with Denali behind
  • Neil NcNab on Denali West Buttress with Foraker in the background
  • Rescue 1: a lower of 1000m from the 19000 foot camp for a knee injury, the first time this had been done.
  • Rescue 1: evacuation of the knee injury by helicopter
  • Rescue 1 with the pilot on oxygen at 14000 feet
  • Wind at 14000 feet, the day of the accident that led to rescue 2
  • Rescue 2: finding the injured and deeply hypothermic Korean climber at 19000 feet. Photo: Neil McNab
  • Rescue 2: packaging the hypothermic Korean climber prior to a 7 hour evacuation
  • Rescue 2: Putting lives on the line. Lowering the stretcher off ice axe belays.
  • Rescue 2: approaching the 17000 foot camp in a blizzard after 7 hours of lowering
  • Summit of Denali 2 days after rescue 2. RESULT.