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Denali (Mount McKinley)

Listed under Mountains in Alaska, United States.

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  • Denali's north face as viewed from plane
  • Massive rock walls and glacier below Denali
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The highest point of North America is to be found in Alaska, close to the Polar Circle. With 6192m/20,320ft it is a massive block of rock and ice sticking out of the surrounding fields.

The normal route is not technical, but cold and as you have to carry food for 3 weeks, you need to be strong, but you will be rewarded by amazing views. Climbed in May-June, the route contains many crevasses and experience in icy conditions and with crevasse rescues are needed. Guided climbs available through licensed operators.

Denali, the Summit of North America.

Written by  Harry Kikstra.

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“Alaska’s Denali National Park, Pioneer in Conservation”

Founded in 1917 by a group of pioneers and visionaries concerned with over hunting of the native Dall Sheep, Denali National Park grew considerably over the years and now has an area of over six million acres. Denali is larger than the state of New Hamps… Read more...

Written by  Dave and Deb. continue reading on

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