Mount McKinley 83 Feet Shorter

September 12, 2013 by  

Mount McKinley 83 Feet Shorter, The Great One has been downsized. Denali, North America’s tallest peak, is not quite as tall as once thought, but it’s still the tallest peak on the continent.

Updated radar mapping conducted in 2012 put the Mount McKinley at 20,237 feet rather than 20,320 feet, Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell told the annual symposium of the International Map Collectors’ Society held in Fairbanks this week.

“That’s 83 feet shorter than we thought,” Treadwell said, according to a press release on Wednesday. “The good news is: Denali is still the tallest peak in North America.”

According to the press release, the new height was measured in 2012 as part of Alaska’s Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative.

Fairbanks mountaineer Stan Justice, a member of the Alaska Apline Club who has summited Denali, shrugged off the news.

“All we have to do is learn a new number,” he said. “It’s hard to climb, and the air is just as thin.”

What he found more interesting is that the entire ridge line of Mount Dickey in Denali National Park had been missing from previous maps and was finally found in the latest efforts.

“It’s right off of the air strip,” he said with a laugh. “It’s one of the most common climbs in the park area so everyone goes up Mount Dickey. That is interesting that it wasn’t accurately portrayed.”

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