North America

Denali National Park and Preserve

Katie Bono Just Set the Speed Record Up Denali

Katie Bono Just Set the Speed Record Up Denali

On June 14 at 3 a.m., Katie Bono crawled into basecamp on Alaska’s Mount Denali, frostbitten and exhausted. Bono had left the same camp, located at 7,200 feet, at 6 a.m. the previous morning, summited the 20,310-foot peak (North America’s highest) in minus 40 degree temperatures at 8:46 p.m., then headed back down.

Life and Death on America’s Highest Peak

Life and Death on America’s Highest Peak

Almost 50 years ago, a superstorm on Denali created one of the worst—and most mysterious—climbing disasters in America’s history. Now an author with a very personal connection to the tragedy hopes to find some truth.