National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph by Bradford Washburn "WHILE FAR BELOW MEN CRAWL IN CLAY AND CLOD, SUBLIMELY I SHALL STAND ALONE WITH GOD" Lines written of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, fit McKinley as well. Mountaineers believe ascent from the west may bepossible, though theonly attack from this side was stopped just above 10,000 feet. Turn the picture so the left edge is down, and lower ridges on the rightappear asforehead and feather headdress of an Indian in profile whose aquiline nose is shaped by the south summit. The north peak is the red man's chin.