Photographer's Note

Mt McKinley or Denali shot from the Anchorage-Fairbanks highway in the early morning, focal length 135mm. This is near the highest part of the road, just above the tree line but would not be considered a high pass in lower lattitudes, less than 1000m high but in mid April the temperature was -4ºF, or -20º degrees C!!!

About Denali or McKinley from
Elevation (feet): 20320
Elevation (meters): 6194
Range: Alaska/Yukon Ranges
State: Alaska
Country: United States
Continent: North America
Latitude: 63.0694
Longitude: -151.004
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: April, May, June
Year first climbed: 1913
Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America. It is a huge snowy mass, flanked by five giant glaciers and countless icefalls. It dominates the horizon from as far south as Cook Inlet, 200 miles away, and as far north as Fairbanks, 150 miles away. Its steep unbroken south slope rises 17,000 feet in twelve miles. Five major ridges extend from the summit, and many spurs and buttresses extend from these. The mountain is increasingly known by its native name, Denali, which means The Great One in the Athabaskan language. Denali is not an especially difficult climb technically, but the weather is more severe here than anywhere else in the world, and many lives have been lost attempting the ascent. The number of attempts on the summit have increased dramatically in recent years, and a greater percentage of these are ending in failure.

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Additional Photos by Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 138 N: 6179] (28790)
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