Czech climber dies while skiing on Denali

first_imgDownload AudioA mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain.The National Park Service reports 45-year-old Pavel Michut was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday.Nearby climbers found his body within 10 minutes.A park service statement says hard-packed snow conditions had developed in the area because of days of extreme wind.The body will be flown to the Alaska State Medical Examiner once the weather is safe.last_img