Skier dies after crevasse fall in Alaska national park

    The red dot indicates the approximate area of the accident. For reference, the summit of Denali is about twenty miles west of the incident. Photo via National Park Service

    DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say a skier from Colorado has died after falling into a crevasse on a glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve.

    The park reports that mountaineering rangers on Monday received a report from a satellite communication device that a skier had fallen into a crevasse. One of the rangers who responded to the call was lowered into the crevasse and confirmed the skier had died in the fall. The park identified the skier as 28-year-old Mason Stansfield, age 28, of Ouray, Colorado. The park says Stansfield’s partner was not injured and that Stansfield’s remains were recovered.

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