A Grand Marais man has reportedly become the first person to ever summit Alaska’s Mount McKinley alone during January, when wind speeds regularly reach 100 mph and temperatures plunge to negative 60.
America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.
A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.
Macalester junior Renee Jordan has crossed paths with black bears, she’s nearly biked into a moose, and even plans to ascend Mount McKinley in her father’s footsteps.
A Minnesota climber has postponed his attempt to reach North America’s highest peak because of high winds and whiteout conditions.