Utah Doctor Allegedly Lies to Initiate Helicopter Rescue on Denali

November 12, 2021

Last May a radiologist from Ogden, Utah, named Jason Lance, was on a bid to climb Alaska’s Denali. Somewhere within 1,000 feet of the summit, Lance abandoned his climb and began to descend, where he met up with other climbers who’d also began making their way down the mountain. One of those climbers fell 1,000 feet prompting Lance to call for assistance with a satellite communications device. A NPS helicopter successfully recovered the fallen climber, which, according to charges filed, seemed to prompt Lance to request an unnecessary separate rescue for himself and several other climbers heading down. Adventure Journal