New data collected by a government mapping project has sliced 83 feet from the summit of the continent's tallest peak, taking it from 20,320 feet to 20,237, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Wednesday.
Climbers can relax -- that's still 686 feet taller than Canada's Mount Logan, the second-tallest peak in North America.
(BECKY BOHRER — AP)
"It's still high, it's still hard, it's still cold," said Nick Parker, a climber and employee at Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking who said he has summitted Denali several times. "As long as it's higher than Texas, I don't care."
Four miles high? We can do better than that...