Alaskan Killed on Denali

Posted on: June 16, 2011

Brian Young, in what marks the fifth death of the season on Denali, passed away at high camp (17,200') in the morning of June 10. Young, a 52-year-old from Kodiak, AK, had just completed a successful 20-hour push for Denali's summit and was preparing for bed when he stopped breathing. His tent mates quickly called for the aid of a nearby NPS mountaineering patrol, but Young was unable to be resuscitated. At 11:00 a.m., he was pronounced dead by a NPS volunteer physician's assistant. Due to inclement conditions, Young's body will remain on the mountain until the weather permits removal.


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