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McKinley (6194m)


Climbing McKinley - the highest point in North America - is sometimes compared with climbing Everest in complexity. It is really harsh and cold: tents among deserted snowy expanses, glaciers with lots of cracks, temperatures up to - 25-35 degrees. In general, you need to think carefully before embarking on such an adventure.

The proposed route is the classic route to the summit of McKinley (or Denali, which in the place of the Aleutian language means “high” or “great”) - along the West Buttress. The main part of the path passes through a “closed” glacier (a glacier whose surface is covered with snow, glacial cracks are not visible). This whole snow-ice route does not carry great technical difficulties, although the steepness of individual sections can reach 40–45 degrees. These sections are hung with a railing.

The route (the total length of about 30 km) goes along the Kahiltna glacier through the camps 2400m, 3000m, 3300m. It’s about 15 km on a Ski tour, dragging a sled with a load. Then the skis are left (usually in the Eleven camp at 3300 m) and the cats make a rather long transition, through the "Windy Corner", to a height of 4330 m. This is Advanced Base Camp (or Ranger Camp). The next passage to 5200 to the assault camp and from here, through the "Denali Pass" climb to the top. The route is complicated by very low temperatures (the problem is even going to the toilet) and an abundance of large cracks.

Last news

16.07.2019 - Video sketches from Alexander Abramov. Climbing Denali

14.07.2019 - 61 photos from the expedition to Alaska.  Climbing Denali through the eyes of Vasily Shakhnovsky

11.07.2019 - 54 photos.  Report of Alexander Abramov of the 7 Summits Club Denali expedition. Project "Seven summits in seven months"!

08.07.2019 - SUMMIT!  The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Denali. Congratulations!

05.07.2019 - Audio message from the expedition on Denali.  Today the team made a depot in the assault camp

04.07.2019 - Audio message from the expedition on Denali.  Today is a day of rest at the Ranger Camp

03.07.2019 - Alexander Abramov from the expedition to Denali: the team climbed to the Camp 14,000 feet - Ranger Camp

30.06.2019 - Audio message from our Denali expedition.  Loads are lifted to the Camp 11000, tomorrow the whole group will go up there

28.06.2019 -  The team of the 7 Summits Club Denali-2019 is already on the plane! Photo report of Alexander Abramov from Alaska

27.06.2019 - Unique video from Alaska. Around Mount Denali by plane

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