Mt. McKinley, Alaska – Elevation 20,320ft

My Journey Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali, is the tallest mountain in North America. It is considered to be the third tallest in the world; however, by another measure is taller than Mt. Everest. There is a distinction between measuring “highest” and “tallest”. The highest peak is determined by measuring a mountain’s highest point above sea level. The tallest mountain is measured from base to summit. Using that measurement, Mt. McKinley is taller than Mt. Everest because it rises…

Mt.Aconcagua, Argentina – Elevation 22,810ft

My Journey Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America. It is the highest mountain outside of Asia and the second highest peak among the Seven Summits. The climbing season begins in November goes through March. The weather on Mt. Aconcagua is severe and, at times, extreme. It is one of the most common obstacles getting to the top. These weather conditions, from one extreme to another, can happen all at once. As I set out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro,…