Who First Climbed Mt Denali?

With the name change from Mount McKinley to Mount Denali, there is some renewed interest in the above question. It was first climbed by an Episcopal minister, Hudson Stuck, in 1913. Here is The New York Times article on that feat; he started out on March 13 and reached the summit on June 7. His own account is contained in The ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) a narrative of the first complete ascent of the highest peak in North America (1914); his other works include: A winter circuit of our Arctic coast; a narrative of a journey with dog-sleds around the entire Arctic coast of Alaska (1920); Voyages on the Yukon and its tributaries; a narrative of summer travel in the interior of Alaska (1917); and The baccalaureate sermon : preached before the candidates for degrees in Columbia University, June 4, 1916.


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