FAIRBANKS - A climber died of an apparent cardiac arrest high on Alaska's 20,320-foot Mount McKinley on Friday morning, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
According to his tentmates,Brian Young, 52 of Kodiak, Alaska, went into a tent at the 17,200-foot high camp to sleep after an arduous 20-hour summit day and suddenly stopped breathing.
His tentmates immediately notified the National Park Service mountaineering patrol stationed at
high camp who initiated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Young did not regain a pulse and was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. by a park service volunteer physician assistant at the high camp.
Young’s body will be recovered from high camp when weather permits.