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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Denali - From the air

A couple of days after our first good views of the mountain, we had the opportunity to take a flightseeing tour around the mountain.

Taking off

Our first view of the mountain after climbing enough to see over a nearby mountain ridge.

We flew in from the clear northern side.  The clouds from approaching weather were being blocked by the Alaska Range.

The plane flew above the 20,328 ft. high point of the mountain, so part of the flight required use of oxygen.

The highest point, on the left, is the 20,328 ft. South Peak.  Lower North Peak, on the right, is still at 19,470 feet.

Glaciers with heavy rock coverings flowing off the mountain.

Returning back to the airport.

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