It's a place of exceptional beauty on a clear day, impossibly high above dozens of impressive mountains. On a cold, windy day, it's an unforgiving place that might have allowed you to visit, but reminds you that your position up this high, at such a high latitude, is tenuous. Savor the minutes up here, for you worked incredibly hard to earn them.
In 2015, a team of mountaineers and surveyors using GPS determined the height of the mountain is actually 20,310'. No, it hadn't shrunk—improved technology has just enabled us to determine the summit elevation more precisely.
The altitude, latitude, and exposure of the summit of Denali make this especially true. Negotiating the summit ridge when the wind is blowing your climbing rope far out to your side, tugging you off your feet at times, is not somewhere you want to be. The ridge is navigable in a whiteout (it's a ridge!), but the thin line between success and mere survival is exceptionally thin up here. If the wind is picking up, don't dally—head back down.
The actual summit is a somewhat nondescript bump, just above a relatively flat area. Kneeling by the summit marker and having a friend shoot down towards you can really capture how much higher you are than the rest of the Alaska Range. There will probably be other teams on top, so work together to help each climber best enjoy his or her time on top of North America!