Alaskan senator wants to rename America's tallest mountain

Alaskans have an unconventional way of spelling Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest peak that rests in the south of the Last Frontier.


The official name of the 20,237-foot mountain inside Denali National Park is Mt. McKinley, according to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. But to Alaskans, (ambitious) mountain-climbers and the 11 indigenous tribes that make up the Athabascan people, it's Denali. Period.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will attempt to push legislation through the Energy and Natural Resources Committee she heads Wednesday to change the mountain's name to Mt. Denali.