Mount Foraker viewed from Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
© Andrew Peacock/Tandem Stills + Motio
There's no denying the power of Denali. National Mountain Climbing Day
Our image today is of Denali, the highest peak in North America at 6,191 metres, located in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The name Denali means 'the high one' in the native Athabascan language. Denali is renowned for its stunning views and attracts numerous mountaineers and adventurers who attempt to reach its summit. The summit of Denali is always white and covered with ice and snow, and some of the glaciers on the mountain are nearly 50 kilometres long. Four climbers, Walter Harper, Harry Karstens, Robert Tatum and Hudson Stuck, were the first to set foot on the top of the mountain in 1913.