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Federal Shutdown Prevents Winter Summit of Denali

Further effects of the government shutdown.

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The German climber Jost Kobusch, 26, spent 18 months planning a rare winter ascent of Denali. He says everything was in order until the Park Service closed its doors during the partial government shutdown.


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