Mount McKinley towers about Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, USA. It is the highest mountain peak in North America and in the United States. Its summit reaches the elevation of 20,320 above sea level.
Currently, the name of Mt McKinley is under dispute. The Koyukon Athabaskan people, who inhabit the area around the mountain, refer to the peak as Dinale or Denali, meaning "The High One". In the 1890s, a gold prospector named it "McKinley" as political support for the then presidential candidate William McKinley of Ohio. According to the Alaska Board of Geographic Names, the name is Denali, but the United States Board of Geographic Names has it listed as McKinley.
The first successful summit of Mt. McKinley was in 1913 and was led by Hudson Stuck. The first recorded attempt took place in 1903 by James Wickersham. The route he attempted was Perters Glacier and the North Face, which is now known as the Wickersham Wall. The route has tremendous avalanch…
Photo Min Bahadur Sherchan in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April, describing the trail to Mount Everest.CreditNiranjan Shrestha/Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — An octogenarian Nepalese mountaineer who was on a mission to reclaim his title as the oldest climber on Mount Everest died on Saturday afternoon at base camp, government officials said.
The climber, Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85,
Climbing a mountain is no small task, but these 10 mountain climbing training tips will have you on your way to a successful climb in the near future. Take an orienteering class. Contact your local mountaineering club to find out when they have a mountaineering class scheduled. Learn to use a compass and gain some survival skills before you think about making a large climb. Start resistance training workouts. While endurance is important for mountain climbing, don't discount the importance of strength. Basic resistance training is adequate for mountain climbing. You don't need to purchase any fancy equipment because dumbbells and your own body weight provide all the necessary resistance. Eat right for mountain climbing. A good climbing diet should get 50% of its calories from carbohydrates, 25% from protein, and 25% from fat. This is the time to stop eating fast food, and start concentrating on high quality food that you can make at home. If you just can'…