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Denali "The High One" - OU00FB

 Mount McKinley or Denali (Athabaskan for "The High One")

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N 63° 19.387' W 149° 08.420' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Alaska
 Cache Type: Virtual
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 08 October 2010
 Date Created: 08 October 2010
 Last Modified: 08 October 2010
 Waypoint: OU00FB

 


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I set this to a dificulty of 2 due to weather and viewing conditions. On a clear day you can see Denali from Anchorage some 130+ miles away.

 

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The highest mountain peak in North America and the United States, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level

Mount McKinley has two significant summits: the South Summit is the higher one, while the North Summit has an elevation of 19,470 feet (5,934 m) and a prominence of approximately 1,320 feet (402 m). The North Summit is sometimes counted as a separate peak (see e.g., the List of United States fourteeners) and sometimes not; it is rarely climbed, except by those doing routes on the north side of the massif.

Five large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain. The Peters Glacier lies on the northwest side of the massif, while the Muldrow Glacier falls from its northeast slopes. Just to the east of the Muldrow, and abutting the eastern side of the massif, is the Traleika Glacier. The Ruth Glacier lies to the southeast of the mountain, and the Kahiltna Glacier leads up to the southwest side of the mountain.

Mount McKinley has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest, although the summit of Everest is higher at 29,029 feet (8,848 m). Everest's base sits on the Tibetan Plateau at about 17,000 feet (5,200 m), giving it a real vertical rise of little more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m). The base of Mount McKinley is roughly at 2,000-foot (610 m) elevation, giving it an actual rise of 18,000 feet (5,500 m).

 

For more information see the Denali/Mt McKinley Wiki

 

 

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