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Denali, or Mt. McKinley, is located approximately 63 degrees North latitude in the Alaska Range and is the highest mountain in North America and one of the most massive in the world.  The mountain challenges climbers from around the world with a multitude of routes ranging from the standard West Buttress to steep ice and rock of Cassin Ridge.
On June 5th of 2005 we (Team Danger Duck!) reached the summit of Denali (Gary and my second attempt).  The photos here are  from that trip.
Some excellent references for planning a trip are: Denali's West Buttress by Colby Coombs, Glaciers by Michael Strong, Eck Doerry and Ryan Ojerio or if you are in the Seattle area attend the seminar put on by Mountaineers.  The seminar usually includes a weekend winter camp out to practice pulling sleds, ascending fixed lines and crevasse rescue with sleds.  There is a lot to know and practice prior to heading up to Alaska.  Talk with experienced climbers and practice with your sleds and your team.  For more route info go to the Peakware Page on McKinley.  It is an excellent route reference and description page.  Follow this link to visit the Denali National Park and Preserve web site.

Denali (Mt. McKinley) 20,320'
Denali National Park and Preserve
Highest Mountain in North America

Denali from the airplane