Inside the dramatic, 14-hour rescue that freed a climber from a deep crevasse on Denali

Kahiltna Glacier near the National Park Service Denali mountaineering camp on April 24, 2016. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)Earlier this week a Slovakian climber fell deep into a crevasse on Denali, in Alaska. The climber was encased 60 feet deep into a coffin-like chute so narrow it was impossible for him to even turn his head. Over the next 14 hours an extraordinary rescue unfolded, with a group of rangers, guides and volunteers mounting a painstaking, frustrating effort to rescue the man. More than a half day later the climber, identified by the National Park Service as Martin Takac, 38, was finally pulled, severely hypothermic but alive, from the crevasse.
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