Mount McKinley - Alaska highpoint

Talkeetna, Alaska

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Highpoint rank by height: 1st. Mount McKinley is the "Great One" — Denali, as the Athabasca Indians call it. Denali is the "mother" of all the 50 state summits. If you like to freeze your buns off, be subjected to jet stream winds, drag heavy loads around behind you for days, sleep in cramped quarters with a bunch of other stinking human beings and generally stress yourself out, then Denali is the place for you! Charlie spent two birthdays in a row (not on the same trip) climbing on Denali. Climbing Denali can be a very rewarding and demanding experience. It is probably the biggest and highest mountain that most folks will ever attempt to climb. It has been said that climbing to the summit of Denali is like reaching the summit of a 23,000 ft. (7,010 m) Himalayan peak.
Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

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Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)

Highpoint rank by height: 1st. Mount McKinley is the "Great One" — Denali, as the Athabasca Indians call it. Denali is the "mother" of all the 50 state summits. If you like to freeze your buns off, be subjected to jet stream winds, drag heavy loads around behind you for days, sleep in cramped quarters with a bunch of other stinking human beings and generally stress yourself out, then Denali is the place for you!

Charlie spent two birthdays in a row (not on the same trip) climbing on Denali. Climbing Denali can be a very rewarding and demanding experience. It is probably the biggest and highest mountain that most folks will ever attempt to climb. It has been said that climbing to the summit of Denali is like reaching the summit of a 23,000 ft. (7,010 m) Himalayan peak.

© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Talkeetna
Distance: 32
Elevation Gain: 14,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 14 to 28 days
Class: Class 4
Trailhead Elevation: 7,200 feet
Top Elevation: 20,320 feet
Local Contacts: Denali National Park and Preserve
Local Maps: USGS Mt. McKinley, Talkeetna
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount McKinley - Alaska highpoint

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