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Jan Harper-Haines

Denali (20,310') in the Alaska Range. [Photo] Bradford Washburn Collection, Museum of Science

Denali, A Universe

In 1913 Walter Harper, an Irish-Athabascan climber, became the first person to stand on the summit of Denali, soon joined by teammates Harry Karstens, Robert Tatum and Archdeacon Hudson Stuck. In this Wired story from Alpinist 67, which is now available on newsstands and in our online store, Harper’s grandniece, Jan Harper-Haines, shares a few family histories of his short, but remarkable life.