Information About

McGonagall Pass

Quick Facts

Open in The Map McGonagall Pass on The Map

Location

63 ° 13' 58" N,
150 ° 43' 52" W

Region

Denali

Parent

Alaska Range

Elevation

5784 ft (1762.96 m)

Uses

McGonagall Pass in Detail.

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.