No sign of missing Colorado climber in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska ” Searchers have found no sign of a Colorado man missing on a solo climb on Alaska’s Mount McKinley.
Clear weather Saturday allowed searchers in airplanes their first good look for 41-year-old Gerald Myers of Centennial, Colo., in areas of North America’s tallest mountain that have been obscured by clouds.
The Anchorage Daily News says initial reports put Myers near the 20,320-feet summit on Wednesday, but rangers now believe that was another climber wearing similar colors.
Rangers believe Myers was last seen Tuesday traveling along the West Buttress above 17,000 feet.
Myers left his climbing partners at 14,200 feet early Tuesday morning and was making a solo attempt to summit McKinley.
Denali National Park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin says the search will continue Sunday.
The alert system has a database that tracks physical addresses and can send messages within a defined area.