McGonagall Pass

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 63 ° 13' 58" N, 150 ° 43' 52" W
  • Region: Denali
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  • Elevation: 5784 ft (1762.96 m)
  • Parent: Alaska Range

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About
In Denali National Park, N of Muldrow Glacier, between McGonagall and Oastler Mountains, 14 mi NE of Denali, Alaska Range

History
Named about 1916 for Charles McGonogall, prospector, who, in 1910, discovered and named this feature after Bill McPhee, a saloonkeeper from Fairbanks, who helped finance their expedition. McGonogall almost reached the north summit of Mount McKinley (now Denali), April 3, 1910, but stopped a few hundred feet below while his partners "Pete" Anderson and "Billy" Taylor made the first ascent.

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