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