First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

Art Davidson, Ray Genet and Dave Johnston became Alaska heroes as the first mountaineers to complete the daunting task of ascending 20,320-foot Mount McKinley in winter. Over a period of 42 days in 1967, the group battled terrifying winds, massive snowfall and brutal temperatures to reach the summit via the mountain’s West Buttress.

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