A 75 lb. Pack & Other Strange Aspects of Climbing the Highest Peak in North America

Photo by Paul Van Lake on Unsplash

In 2017, I embarked on a once in a lifetime journey to climb the highest mountain in North America. Denali stands at 20,310 ft. (6,190 m) only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Due to the heavy pack weight and terrible weather, Denali is considered one of the most challenging climbs in the world. On our final week, our clear weather…

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