About 240 miles
The range extends generally northward and eastward in an arc for about 400 miles (650 km) from the Aleutian Range to the boundary of Yukon territory, Canada , in southern Alaska, U.S. Near the centre of the range, in Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest point in North America: Denali ( Mount McKinley ), which
Denali , also called Mount McKinley, is the tallest mountain in North America, located in south-central Alaska .
In 1980, momentum continued to favor the name Denali after the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act changed the park’s name to Denali National Park and Preserve. But the official name of the mountain remained Mount McKinley .
While both Denali and Everest are challenging mountains, Everest is higher and more technically challenging than Denali . Denali is harder in terms of support, since there’s not much of this once you’re on the mountain.
On a clear day you can see Denali , once known as Mount McKinley, from Anchorage . North America’s tallest mountain is located in Denali National Park, a four to five hour drive from Anchorage or an eight hour train ride. But if getting a good view of the mountain is all you’re after, consider taking a flightseeing tour.
I’d like to thank the President for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.” Obama used the first week of September 2015 on a “climate change-focused” visit, which he also used to announce the renaming of the mountain.
The NPS has recorded 123 fatalities on Denali since 1932. The most common cause of death is climbing falls, followed by exposure, avalanches and acute altitude illness. “It’s a very rigorous climb,” Gualtieri said. 208 climbers are on the mountain, according to NPS logs.
More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit. The last year without known deaths on the mountain was 1977, a year in which only two people reached the summit.
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