During a recent visit to Alaska, President Obama made a move with cultural significance not only for Alaskan natives but also for the climbing community.

The tallest peak on the North American continent, once known as Denali, was called Mount McKinley in honor of President William McKinley from 1917 until just now.  President McKinley has plenty of other great things named after him from museums and high schools, but there is only one Denali.

More information on this topic can be found in this NPR interview.