This Day in History

On June 7, 1913, Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, and their team completed the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America. This expedition not only represented a remarkable achievement in mountaineering but also set new standards for climbing in extreme conditions. The climb highlighted the challenges of Alaskan wilderness exploration and remains a symbol of adventure and perseverance in the face of daunting natural obstacles.