Author Archives: University of Alaska Museum of the North
It was one o’clock when we got to the top. I was ahead all day and was the first ever to set foot on Mt. Denali. – Walter Harper June 7, 2013: THE FIRST ASCENT – One hundred years ago, … Continue reading
Putting the finishing touches on our special exhibit.
T [Robert Tatum] is working on an American flag which he hopes to hoist on top of the instrument tent on the summit and I am carving a rude inscription on a tent pole, of which I hope to make … Continue reading
To tell the story of the first ascent of North America’s tallest mountain in our special exhibit Denali Legacy, we decided to use the original journals of the four men who went to the top. Guest Curator Angela Linn was … Continue reading
Accumulating artifacts for an historical exhibit like Denali Legacy might include some obvious similarities with the event itself. For example, the planning, like that of the Denali expedition, began well over a year ago. And there’s always a bit of … Continue reading