New Research Paper out on Denali


An automatic weather station (AWS) was installed on Denali Pass (5715 m MSL), Alaska, after a fatal accident in 1989.

An approximation of critical wind speed thresholds and a reanalysis-based reconstruction of the meteorological conditions during the 1989 accident confirm that the climbers faced extremely hazardous wind speeds and very low temperatures.

The station was operational intermittently between 1990 – 2007.

Air temperatures down to -60 deg C were recorded.

Wind speeds reached values in excess of 60 m/s.

Read the paper here.