Army team climbing Mount McKinley
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew E. Winstead, U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs
Maj. Gary McDonald, commandant of the U.S. Army Alaska Northern Warfare Training Center, inspects his harness and climbing equipment May 17, 2012, in preparation for his team climb up Mount McKinley, Alaska. Additional protective covering for the exposed skin, like the cloth covering shown here, is vital as reflected solar radiation from the ice and snow can more than double a person's UV exposure on the glacier.
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