May 18, 2013 - April 12, 2014
"I was ahead all day and was the first ever to set foot on Mt. Denali."
From the diary of Walter Harper, dated Saturday, June 7, 1913.
In 1913, a group of men used only their strength and intelligence to climb to the peak of Denali. This exhibit examines the journey through the original journals of those climbers.
Meet the team that ferried supplies over 100 miles by dog sled before begining their climb. Witness history as the four who summited Denali tell their own tales.
Denali Legacy: 100 Years on the Mountain was created in partnership with Denali National Park and Preserve.
To support this and other special exhibits make your contributions to:
University of Alaska Museum of the North
PO Box 756960
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
For more information:
- See artifacts from the 1913 expedition: the camp stove, a Eucharist set, and the climbers’ diaries.
- Learn how equipment from the last century compares to today’s technology.
- Hear saws and axes cutting into ice, feet crunching on snow, wind, and other sounds of Denali.
- Examine a scale model of the mountain and explore the 100-year history of routes and climbers.