What is the highest point in North America?

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Up, up and away! Some mountains are pretty tall. What was the biggest one you’ve ever seen? Where was it located?

The highest point in North America is part of Mount McKinley, which is located in Alaska. Mount McKinley’s highest peak is 20,320 feet. – That means the highest part of Mount McKinley is taller than thirteen Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other!!

By comparison, Mount Everest (which has the highest altitude of any mountain in the world) is 29,028 feet. That means Mount McKinley is about six Empire State Buildings shorter than the Great Giant of Mount Everest!
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  • Further information

    The first explorers to reach the top of Mount McKinley’s tallest peak were Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens, who made it to the top on June 7th, 1913!

  • Exploration

    Have you ever been on a hike with your family and gone up the side of a mountain or other big land formation? How high did you go? What did it feel like to be up so high??

    Draw a picture of what you think it would be like to look down from a really tall mountain like Mount McKinley!
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