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An expedition on Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley (20320ft, 6200m) is the top of North America. Because of its situation in Alaska, it is one of the coldest mountains on the earth. It is also bigger than its elevation suggests, since it raises quite abruptly above the plain, and due to the combination of altitude and weather, the ascension takes usually between two and three weeks. From mid-May to early June 1993, I climbed this mountain, partly by the West Rib (a technical route) solo.

Information on climbing McKinley on the Cold Mountain page

Pictures of To the base camp
To the base camp (19 images)
Pictures of To the main camp
To the main camp (22 images)
Pictures of First attempt
First attempt (20 images)
Pictures of To the summit
To the summit (20 images)
Pictures of Descent
Descent (19 images)

Mount McKinley expedition summary

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Alpine climbing in the Alps | Waterfall Ice climbing
Big wall climbing in Yosemite | An expedition on Mount McKinley
Traveling Alaska's wilderness | Scrambling the High Sierra
Descending the Southwest Canyons

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