North America, United States, Alaska, Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley from Seattle

Publication Year: 2004.

Mt. McKinley from Seattle. Erden Eruç bicycled from Seattle to Talkeetna, then walked, with friends, 67 miles into the Southeast Fork Kahiltna Glacier base camp, and climbed the West Buttress to the summit with two others. Due to time constraints (Eruç’s wedding), he flew out to Talkeetna before pedaling home—a roundtrip distance of 5,546 miles. He plans to return to complete the Kahiltna-Talkeetna portion on foot, as part of his human-powered Six Summits Project. This will take Erden to the highest summits on five other continents à la Göran Kropp. For more on the tribute to Göran, and Erden’s non-profit for education and inspiration, see: