Alaska State Troopers say an Oregon man died while climbing Mount Yukla. Troopers say Dasan Marshall of Portland, Oregon, was climbing with a friend yesterday when he fell about 1,000 feet. Because of the terrain in the Chugach Mountains about six miles from the Eagle River Nature Center, a helicopter was used to recover 24-year-old Marshall's body. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office. No foul play is suspected.
A known climber, Marshall is being praised on Facebook for his humor, courage, and ability to mentor other climbers, the Oregonian reports. "Every step we shared pushing up a mountainside or climbing will be memories I will never forget," writes his friend Sean Johnson on Facebook. "You took me on my first climbs and pushed me to be better in everything I do in my life, not just climbing but to be more passionate, thoughtful, curious and to be full of heart and a love for life." (Read more Alaska stories.)