Avalanche kills 2 mountain climbers

Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Two climbers from Canada have died in an avalanche in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve.

Park officials say 39-year-old Canadian Andrew Herzenberg and 42-year-old Israeli Avner Magen were descending a steep gully of Ruth Gorge Saturday when they were swept by the avalanche. Both men were residents of Toronto, Ontario.

Officials say other climbers witnessed the avalanche and skied closer to the site.

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