Climber who died from a fatal fall on Alaska's Mount McKinley identified.

National park officials say a climber who died in a fatal fall on Alaska's Mount McKinley was from Germany.

The National Park Service yesterday identified the climber as 49-year-old Steffen Machulka of Halle, Germany.

Machulka fell more than 1,000 feet Friday on a section of trail where most climbers choose to use fixed lines.

Witnesses say he was trying to recover a backpack that had started to slide downhill when he fell.