© 2024 KGOU
Photo of Lake Murray State Park showing Tucker Tower and the marina in the background
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

One Alaskan climber's love affair with the Devil's Thumb

There’s a rock called Devil’s Thumb that stands about 9,000 feet high over the Gulf of Alaska. It’s across from a tiny town near the Canadian border, and it’s well known in rock climbing circles. But only about 50 people have made it to the summit of Devil’s Thumb.

From Petersburg, Alaska, KFSK’s Shelby Herbert brings us this profile of one man who’s had a long love affair with this mountain.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.