Scaling North America's highest point is a lifetime experience for many who come to climb Mount McKinley. Rising out of the Alaska Range and surrounded by Denali National Park, McKinley symbolizes strength and wilderness. Climbers come from around the world to meet its challenges. Learn why they come, what they must do to get to the starting point, and then, climb with them to the top. Respecting the mountain is essential to a safe and sustainable journey. Learn how the National Park Service protects the mountain and the experience for those who brave the dangers seeking the reward of standing on top of North America.