National Geographic : 1911 Jun
z VIEW OF MOUNT MCKINLEY FROM THE TOP OF "EXPLORERS' PEAK," 8 MILESDISTANT This photograph, taken from an elevation of 9,ooo feet, brings out the mountain's great size. The Parker-Browne Expedition toMount McKinley spent fifty nights continuously on the ice, and experienced difficulties as great in attaining an elevation of10,300 feet asany tobe encountered in reaching an altitude of 20,000 feet in the Himalayas. "Mount Aconcagua in the Andes was ascended toitssummit-23,o80 c feet-without putting a foot on snow, while we spent fifty nights and days on the ice in reaching an altitude less than half ashigh." Photo by Waldemar H. Grassi.