Once they reach McGonagall Pass they will need to reorganize their gear for the hike across the tundra. From there it is about a 22 mile hike including two river crossings and then they will be on the Denali Park road. They will catch a bus for the 85 mile ride to the Park's entrance. The weather and river conditions are among the factors in determining their exact return day; but we estimate two to three days.
|The Ice Fall is marked at the bottom of this image.|
|A photo of the Harper Icefall. Karstens Ridge is the left hand ridge. The North Summit is on the right. Photo: Jeff Pfuleger|