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Brian DeMocker, of McLean, pushing hard on the fixed lines of the headwall, 900 feet of 45-50 degree snow and ice, behind a guide and another client.

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McLean Student Conquers Denali

For Brian DeMocker, of McLean, being high means being on a mountaintop above 14,000 feet. Up until this summer, he’d reached that elevation 15 times, mostly in Colorado. But on July 1 of this year, he conquered the 20,320 foot summit of Denali in Alaska, the highest point in North America.


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