Talkeetna, Alaska: Mountain Climber Memorial

A towering whitewashed pole scaled by carved wooden climbers. Also in town, at the Fairview Inn, "Dead Man's Wall," with its photos of killed climbers. Talkeetna is a starting point for Mt. McKinley ascents.
2nd Street, Talkeetna, AK
Right on to east 2nd street coming off the Talkeetna spur road, in the town graveyard, across from the airport.
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Mountain Climber Memorial

In the town of Talkeetna's cemetery, a tall pole scaled by chainsaw-carved figures stands as a tribute to dead mountain climbers.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 10/17/2007]

Talkeetna is a jumping off point to climb Mt. McKinley. The cemetery also features a stone monument with an ice axe, and a bulletin board listing mountain climbing fatalities. Stop in the Fairview Inn in town to check out the "Dead Man's Wall" with its photos of killed climbers.

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