Slide Heidi - near camp 1 Slide Heidi and Tony at the ridge between 16,000’ to 17,5000’ Slide Before we traversed to the summit, we took a break. Heidi is on the right. Slide The guide pulled Heidi to the front to honor her as the First Deaf Woman to summit Denali. Slide Heidi Zimmer- First Deaf Woman to summit Denali! Slide Heidi during a break before descending Karstens Ridge Slide Heidi - during a break at Muldrow Glacier Slide Heidi pointed toward Wonder Lake where we traversed from the Muldrow Glacier.
Slide Heidi - in Denali wilderness Slide Heidi at Denali Wilderness before facing the crossing over the Yukon River into Denali National Park.

Denali, Alaska

Continent: North America

20,320 feet

June 13, 1991
First Deaf woman to ascend this summit.

Heidi became the first deaf woman in history to reach the top of the 20,320-foot summit of Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, in Alaska. She and her group were snowed in for four days at 17,200 feet, waiting for the weather to clear. She made it to the summit 17 days after she left the base. This was the first of the Seven Summits Heidi scaled, and it was only the beginning of
many wonderful adventures ahead of her.