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Mount McKinley Quick Facts:

  • The highest mountain peak in North America
  • The peak reaches 20,320 feet (6,194 m) into the sky
  • The base to peak is a higher rise in elevation than Mount Everest and is the greatest rise from any land based mountain

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley, also known as "The Great One" or Denali, is the highest peak on any mountain in North America. The rise in elevation from the base to the peak is significantly greater than Mount Everest. The Everest base starts out on the Tibetan Plateau which sits at an elevation of 17,000 feet (5,200 m) which means that the vertical rise is approximately 12,000 feet (3,700 m). The base of Mount McKinley starts out at approximately 2,000 feet (610 m) plateau which means that the vertical rise is approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 m).

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