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Mt.Mc Kinley New york , Usa

NameMt.Mc Kinley

Alt Name Mt.Mc Kinley

Country Usa

City/Town New york

  • Mount McKinley in Alaska is the tallest mountain in North America. Its peak is 20,237 feet (6,168 meters) above sea level, also making it the third highest of the Seven Summits — the highest mountains on each of the seven continents — following Mount Everest in Nepal and Aconcagua in Argentina. By one measure, it could be considered the third tallest mountain in the world.
  • The native Athabascan people call the mountain Denali, meaning "The Great One." A gold prospector, William Dickey, named it Mount McKinley in 1896, after President William McKinley. Dickey was among a large group of prospectors who were part of the Cook Inlet gold rush. When asked why he chose to name the mountain after then-presidential nominee McKinley, he cited McKinley’s support of the gold standard. McKinley, who was from Ohio, never visited his namesake mountain or any part of Alaska.
  • There have been a number of efforts to switch the name back to Denali. Hudson Stuck, who made the first ascent of the mountain in 1913, wrote a book titled "The Ascent of Denali." In the preface of the book, he called for "the restoration to the greatest mountain in North America of its immemorial native name."