First Ascent of Mount McKinley

On June 7, 1913, the first men set foot on the roof of North America. Walter Harper, an Athabascan from Interior Alaska, became the first climber to reach the summit of 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, the tallest point on the continent. Fellow climbers Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens and Robert Tatum, closely followed him.

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