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Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 6194 m (20,320 feet). It is known as Denali, which means "the great one" in the Athabascan language. McKinley is the centerpiece of Denali National Park[?].

A 1903 claim of a first ascent by Dr. Frederick Cook[?] was later proven fraudulent, and the first real ascent came on June 7, 1913 by a party led by Hudson Stuck[?]. In 1947, Barbara Washburn[?] became the first woman to reach the summit. The mountain is regularly climbed today, although it is still a dangerous undertaking, and there have been many fatalies.


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