Mount McKinley Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount McKinley that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount McKinley, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
June 02, 2019
Santurtun Gil, Alazne from Spain
Is it possible to become infos on the expeditions running real time? Provides the Denali National Park any? It is not easy to be waiting at home, without no other info than the local weather forecast... I guess it will be not available, but just in case...
Thanks a lot anyway...
December 14, 2018
Kevin from United States
The average ascent time for a trained and acclimatized team (altitude and temperature) is 2 weeks minimum even on the West Buttress route. Also understand, just like Everest, the window of safely climbing Denali/McKinley is May to July, any other time places way too much risk on team members. Remember, this is the coldest summit in the world with lows of -75 and windchills of -118.
October 15, 2018
Lance Peterson from United States
If you have to ask whether or not Denali is climbable in a single day, you shouldn't even try it. Stay safe!
Spoiler: It's basically not.
September 18, 2018
Bryan Rogers from United States
Dave you will almost certainly die from an accident or altitude sickness if you attempt Denali in one day. It has been done, but by renowned mountaineers with special physical abilities who've trained their entire lives. The air at the summit is almost as thin as it is at the summit of Everest. Add that to the fact that Everest is 11,500 feet from base to summit while Denali is 15,000 base to summit.
May 24, 2018
Darren from United States
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.
May 14, 2018
Dave from United States
I will be in Alaska in June and want to climb Mckinley. How long will it take? Can I climb it in a day??
December 30, 2017
Jonathan B. from United States
This mountain is the ultimate. "The Great One". Please rename to it's proper name, Denali.
June 25, 2013
Elena from Russian Federation
(to Jamie Hill) Hi, if you are serious, try to ask the guys from Mountaintrip dot com for help!
May 02, 2013
jamie hill from United States
I would like to climb Mt McKinley so can you help me please?