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Denali name given federal recognition by President Obama

1st September 2015 | 0 comments

US President Barack Obama has announced that North America’s tallest peak, which has been recognised by the federal government as Mount McKinley since 1917, will once again be called Denali. Indigenous people from Alaska refer to the mountain, which holds special significance to them, by its Athabascan name, Denali (meaning ‘tall’ or ‘high’). In 1975, the state of Alaska officially …

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Denali 'shrinks' by 83 feet

3rd October 2013 | 0 comments

North America’s highest peak has measured 83ft shorter than its last official reading more than 60 years ago, suggests data released by US geographers. Located in Alaska’s Denali National Park, Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) now stands at 20,237ft, 25m shorter than its prior measurement in 1952. According to the US Geological Survey, the reading may have differed due …

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Permit politics on Denali

11th April 2012 | 0 comments

Alaska’s Mt Denali is the cover star of the latest issue of Trek & Mountain mag, but aside from the fantastic and challenging climbing to be found on North America’s highest peak, there’s been ongoing debate and controversy about how climber numbers are managed on the mountain, and who is allowed permits. The number of climbers on Denali has been …

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Jordan Romero completes Seven Summits

15th January 2012 | 0 comments

At the end of December, 15-year old American Jordan Romero completed his Seven Summits by summiting Mount Vinson in the Antarctic. Jordan, who became the youngest person to have completed the Seven Summits, began his quest back in 2006 when he climbed Kilimanjaro at age 10. Controversy ensued when he attempted Everest in 2010 aged just 13, with criticism coming …