Mount McKinley – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

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Mount McKinley

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Mount McKinley

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  • Elevation: 6194 m
  • Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
  • Best months to climb: April, May, June
  • Convenient center: Talkeetna, Alaska

Mount McKinley Climbing Notes

Darren from UNITED STATES writes:

Climbing Denali in a day, that's pretty funny. Try more like a month! And you shouldn't even be attempting it without at least a decade of extensive mountaineering training and experience. Many people say it is harder than Everest.


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10 other mountain peaks closest to Mount McKinley:

1. Mount Huntington (3730 m) 12.6 km
2. Mount Hunter (4442 m) 13.9 km
3. Mount Stevens (Alaska) (4235 m) 16.9 km
4. Silverthrone (4030 m) 17.3 km
5. Mount Dickey (2909 m) 19.8 km
6. Moose's Tooth (3150 m) 22.7 km
7. Mount Foraker (5304 m) 23.3 km
8. Avalanche Spire (2905 m) 30.1 km
9. Peak 8620 (2627 m) 42.9 km
10. Mount Russell (Alaska) (3557 m) 53.7 km