Athabascan for “the great one”

The Mountain Formerly Known as McKinley

The White House announced yesterday that Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, will officially be renamed Denali after almost a century of being the 25th President's namesake.

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Domestic Ascents: Five American Peaks to Summit

Mountaineering can be an intimidating sport to get into: all that gear, the dizzying heights and tales of frostbite-blackened digits aren't necessarily warm and fuzzy things. But if you have the urge to sample the rarified air up high, there are still some peaks that are accessible to the novice alpinist right here in the U.S. Once you're actually prepared, check (at least) one of these beauties off your list.