Search continues in Alaska for missing climber

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ” Aerial searches are continuing for a Colorado man missing on a solo climb on Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

Denali National Park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin says a two-plus hour search of North America’s tallest mountain by a fixed-wing airplane crew on Friday didn’t find 41-year-old Gerald Myers of Centennial, Colo.

Myers was last seen Wednesday as he climbed the ridge approaching McKinley’s 20,320-foot summit.

Photographs taken during the Friday flight will be downloaded to a computer so personnel can enlarge areas to look for things they might have missed, like ski tracks. Myers was carrying skis with him, but little survival gear.

More searches are planned later Friday, weather permitting.