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Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley, highest mountain in North America, part of Denali National Park. Located in south-central Alaska near the center of the Alaska Range, it has 2 peaks: South Peak, rising 20,320 ft (6,194 m), and North Peak, 19,470 ft (5,934 m). Denali, meaning “High One,” is the Native American name for the mountain; McKinley was the name given in honor of William McKinley, U.S. president (1897–1901). In the early 1900s, several attempts were made to reach the mountain's summit. The first successful ascent was made in 1913, by Hudson Stuck, Harry P. Karstens, and 2 companions.

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