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Denali (Mount McKinley)  Alaska
Ranges: North America Ranges / Alaska Ranges

Height: 6190 m <- 20310 feet
Prominence?: 6140 m  


Location:   63.06922,-151.00670     63:04:09, -151:00:24   5V 600715 6994864   AreaCode: GP31/AA60
First Ascent: Saturday June 07, 1913 Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert Tatum
Mount McKinley from near Stony Hill Overlook
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Alaska . This peak is #1 in Prominence List for Alaska .Located in the central portion of the Alaska Range, which spans much of south central Alaska. It is approximately 130 miles (210 km) north-northwest of Anchorage and 155 miles (250 km) southwest of Fairbanks. In 1989, a survey determined the mountain's elevation to be 6189 m, but for some reason most maps stick to the less accurate 1956 survey height of 6194 m, no doubt because nobody wants to see a mountain diminish in stature. It is the highest mountain in North America and its prominence parent is Chimborazo in Ecuador.

Name Notes: In 1896, the mountain was named for William McKinley, the Republican nominee for president, by a gold prospector, William Dickey. When asked why he named the mountain after McKinley, Dickey replied that the verbal bludgeoning he had received from the numerous silver miners had inspired him to retaliate with the name of a strong proponent of the gold standard. The native Athabascans called the mountain Denali--the High One. In 1980, the State of Alaska officially changed the name of the mountain to Denali. The U.S. federal government followed suit with the name change on August 31, 2015.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
87 1996.05.05 Mount McKinley Expedition Fred Touche
37 1978.07.01 McKinley West Buttress Route (July 1978) Route Robin Tivy
49 1978.06.28 My Mount McKinley Disappointment in 1978 - Original Journal Notes Robin Tivy

Comments
2013.10.01 Official Summit Elevation Raised Fred Touche
2011.03.31 Climbing History of Mount McKinley Robin Tivy
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
20 Mount McKinley from near Stony Hill Overlook Martin Berka
14 Zoom of Mount McKinley from near Stony Hill Overlook Martin Berka
13 Climbing Toward Denali's West Buttress Fred Touche
11 Denali and Foraker Aerial Kevin Altheim
10 Upper West Buttress on Denali Fred Touche
9 Southwest Side of Denali Brian Friedrich
6 Denali - East Side Closeup Kevin Altheim
4 The Summit of Mount McKinley Wanda La Claire
2 Mount McKinley from a Plane Wanda La Claire

Placename Photos
15 Hunter, Denali, and Huntington Brian Friedrich