For decades, mountaineers have aspired to ascend North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley, battling some of the most dangerous temperatures, weather, and frozen crevasses in the continent. It goes without saying, to survive Denali — the mountain’s more common name — you need serious gear. Here, from a recent bid to summit, is a list of the most essential technical gear taken to the mountain. Not included: food and kitchenware, toiletries, and one iPod loaded with Game of Thrones episodes — for the many unavoidable storm days spent bored in the tent.
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