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Denali National Park

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[Climbing expedition up Mount McKinley]

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Denali, a half-day drive north of Anchorage, preserves the heart of the Alaska range. It is a park which contains an extraordinary variety of wildlife, in its vast tundra and taiga expenses, more than any other in the United States. Its main feature, however, is Mount McKinley (20320 feet, 6200m) the highest mountain in North America, and its satellite peaks, which are magnificent mountains on their own, but are here dwarfed by the big mountain.

Altitude is not everything: the vertical relief of the mountain is 18000 feet (5500 meters), and its latitude, just a few hundreds miles below the artic circle can bring some of the coldest weather anywhere, especially during the fierce Alaskan storms, when winds rage over 100mph and temperatures drop -40. For those reason, climbing Mt McKinley combines the challenges of a high-altitude climb with those of a polar expedition. Each year, about a thousand climbers seek to reach the summit, the vast majority of them through the technically easy West Buttress route, and about half of them succeed. In the spring of 1993, I set out to traverse the summit solo by ascending the technical West Rib. Thanks to favorable weather conditions, I was able to reach my goal in a total of 18 days. See pictures of the expedition. I returned to the Park in 2000 to admire the summit from the tundra. The access is made easier by a shuttle system which let you reach the heart of the Park, while eliminating private automobile trafic.

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Aurora and stars above Alaska range. Denali National Park ( color) Spruce trees at Sunrise. Denali National Park ( color) Mt Mc Kinley and Chulitna River at sunset. Denali National Park ( color) Yellow aspens and Panorama Range, Riley Creek drainage. Denali National Park ( color) Late afternoon light on tundra and smaller mountain range. Denali National Park ( color) Mountain landscape with crimson tundra. Denali National Park (Panoramic color) Berry plants in autumn color with early snow on mountains. Denali National Park ( color) Berry leaves, trees, and mountains in fog with dusting of fresh snow. Denali National Park ( color) Spruce trees and tundra covered by fresh snow, near Savage River. Denali National Park ( color) Hills and mountains near Sable Pass. Denali National Park ( color) Group of Dall sheep. Denali National Park ( color) Wide braided rivers, Alaska Range, and clouds, late afternoon. Denali National Park ( color) Gravel bars of the Toklat River. Denali National Park ( color) Grizzly bear on river bar. Denali National Park ( color) Braids of the Mc Kinley River near Eielson. Denali National Park ( color) Tundra landscape with red berry plants and Alaskan mountains. Denali National Park (Panoramic color) Dwarf tundra plants. Denali National Park ( color) Tundra and Mt Mc Kinley from Eielson. Denali National Park ( color) Tranquil autumn evening with Mount McKinley reflections. Denali National Park (Panoramic color) Wonder Lake and Mt McKinley at dusk. Denali National Park ( color) Alaska range panorama in winter. Denali National Park (Panoramic color) Mt Mc Kinley in the clouds from Wonder Lake area. Denali National Park ( color) North Face of Mt McKinley above Thorofare Pass. Denali National Park ( color) Mt Foraker and Kahilna Peaks seen from the West Rib of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park ( color)

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