Traveling up the Parks Highway at MP 260 with Denali in full view with a lenticular hat.

Rangers rescued three climbers in two separate incidents in Denali National Park and Preserve on Saturday and Sunday.

• 24-year-old Tatsuto Hatanaka from Setagaya-ku, Japan, was climbing the West Buttress climbing route on Denali with a partner around the fixed line at 16,200 feet on Friday. According to a news release, his partner saw him fall from the ridge but could not see where he fell to. Rangers were notified of the fall around 2 a.m. Saturday. Rangers were able to get a visual on Hatanaka’s location around 15,100 feet on the upper Peters Glacier. Hatanaka was rescued with minor injuries and transferred by a Life Med helicopter to a hospital.

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