Mount McKinley, United States

Mount McKinley, also Denali, is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,237 feet above sea level. The mountain is essentially a giant block of granite that was lifted above Earth's crust during a period of tectonic activity that began about 60 million years ago. It rises abruptly some 18,000 feet (5,500 metres) from Denali Fault at its base to the higher, more southerly of its two summits. The upper half of the mountain is covered with permanent snowfields that feed many glaciers, some surpassing 30 miles (48 km) in length.

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley

Caribou and Mount McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska

Mount McKinley Basic Information

  • Country: United States
  • Address: Alaska
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: UTC -8
  • Currency: USD
  • Weather: There are an average 180 inches of snow every winter, and average temperatures are 0-40 degrees, but can reach -40 degrees. Clouds cover Mt. McKinley's peaks most of the time. Winters usually have heavy snows and extreme cold.
  • Country Code: 1
  • Region: USA

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