Denali "The High One"

20,320 ft.

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Mt. McKinley, Alaska, North America

We approach Denali's summit from the Kahiltna Glacier.  From base camp, it is 16 miles and 13,000 feet in elevation gain to the summit.

Denali journal entry:
May 14, 2006 
Low Temp. -24F

"It is Mother's Day today and can't help wondering if Mom is watching me from heaven.  We seem so close to it.  Thoughts return to that day in 2002, two days before leaving for the Russia climb.  Dad called me to say Mom died suddenly.  My world was shattered.  The memory still hurts.  Would she be proud of me now?  Is she up there worried about me or saying her usual... You go girl?"