Pictured from top left, in the first row are Alaska climbers Diane Okonek, Barbara Washburn (with Brad Washburn), Merrick Johnston (age 12, on Denali), and Erika Bennett, pilot. Second row: Major Samantha Weeks, Claire McCann, Jacquie Biloff, and Col. Julia Grimes. Third row: Marvel Crosson, Photos of Mt. McKinley, and Ruth Jefford. Fourth row: Denali guide Winslow Passey, high-altitude campers, Jenny Magee, and Marlene Titus.
It could be said of those seeking Denali's summit,
"Nothing is worth more than this day." -- Johann von Goethe
And what about the dreams that still draw us into the skies today?
"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."
-- Charles Franklin Ketterring