Climb Denali

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An ascent of Denali rewards alpinists with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Considered America's most classic climb, its beauty generates a magnetism that continually draws climbers from around the world. The West Buttress route presents overwhelming vistas of the Alaska Range. No other region on earth offers such breathtaking and diverse views each day of the ascent. The panorama from Denali's summit includes Mt Foraker, Mt Hunter and Mt Huntington in all their majestic glory.

Physical conditioning

Details below provided by AAI.

This is an extremely rigorous climb, requiring excellent strength and endurance. Climbers should have successfully completed an AAI training course or have had a strong performance on an equivalent climb. Climbers must be able to carry an average of 60 pounds and pull a 40 pound sled at high altitude, and be physically and mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes. Climbers should be proficient in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, cramponing and expedition camping skills. 




20,320 feet

Guide service:

Alpine Ascents International (AAI)

Fundraising Total:

$20,000 USD