September 17, 2012
Brian DeMocker, of McLean, displaying the USA colors at the Denali summit in Alaska, July 1, 2012 at 20,320 feet.
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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.