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  • Mt. McKinley
    Denali National Park
  • Just give methe facts
    6,198 Meters
    20,335 Feet
    20,320 Feet above sea level
    Highest Mountain Peak In America
    In Denali National Park
  • What’s A Mountain?
    Oxford English Dictionary: a mountain is defined as "a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.”
  • How big is a mountain?
    Height over base of at least 8,202 ft
    Height over base of 4,921 ft–8,202 ft with a slope greater than 2 degrees
    Height over base of 3,281 ft–4,921 ft with a slope greater than 5 degrees
  • Who’s McKinley?
    President of the USA
    William McKinley, Jr.
    1843-1901
  • More on McKinley
    25th President of the United States of America
    President during Spanish-American Wars 1898
    Las Civil War Veteran to be President
    Assassinated
    Shot on September 6, 1901
    Died September 14, 1901
  • Rock
    Granitic Pluton
    intrusive igneous rock that crystallized from magma slowly cooling below the surface of the Earth
    Sedimentary Rock
    Above and around the mountain
    Mostly eroded away over time
  • Where?
    Denali National Park
    Alaska
    USA
    Earth
  • Glaciers
    The Peters Glacier
    The Muldrow Glacier
    The Traleika Glacier
    The Ruth Glacier
    The Kahiltna Glacier
  • What’s a Glacier?
    A large body of ice
    A glacier flows
    Snow compacts and turns into ice
    Glacial ice is the larges reservoir of fresh water on earth
    Blue Ice – Created by snow that is packed on top and air bubbles get squeezed out
  • Who’s Bigger?
    Mt. Everest
    Higher at 29,029 feet
    Sits on Tibetan Plateau at 17,000 giving the mountain an actual vertical rise of 12,000 feet.
    Mt. McKinley
    Base is at 2,000 feet elevation
    Giving the mountain an actual vertical rise of 18,000 feet.
  • How Cold?
    At 18,700 Feet
    Low as -75.5 Fahrenheit
    Windchills low as -118.1 Fahrenheit
    Sometime in the early 1900’s the temperature went below -100 at 15,000 feet.
  • Say That One More Time…
    McKinley or Denali?
    The Koyukon Athabaskan people Dinale or Denali "the high one" or "the great one”.
    In the late 1890s, a gold prospector named it "McKinley" as political support for then-president William McKinley.
    "Denali" is correct according to the Alaska state Board, while "McKinley" is correct according to the national Board.
  • Who got to the top first?
    First Attempt – Judge James Wickersham
    1903 via the Peters Glacier on the North Face
    First Success or not – Dr. Frederick Cook
    1906
    First Real Success – Four People – Tom Lloyd, Peter Anderson, Billy Taylor, and Charles McGonagal
    1910 but no one really believed them
    First Ascent of Main Summit – Walter Harper
    1913