Five ski through snowstorm after planes stranded on Alaska mountain

Five ski through snowstorm after planes stranded on Alaska mountain

The Guardian

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Group travels to chalet after spending weekend trapped on a glacier on Denali, North America’s highest peak

Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said on Monday.

The five landed Friday in three separate small airplanes – a Cessna 180 and two Piper PA18s – on Ruth Glacier on Denali, said Maureen Gualtieri, a spokesperson for Denali national park and preserve.

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