Stuck and John Muir are honored with a feast day on the liturgical of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America on April 22.
Stuck was born in Paddington, London, England. He attended Westbourne Park Public School and King's College. He immigrated to Texas in 1885 where he was a cowboy near Junction City, Texas, taught in one-room schools at Copperas Creek, Texas, San Angelo, Texas, and San Marcos, Texas. In 1889 he enrolled to study theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Stuck became an Episcopal priest in 1892 first serving at Cuero, Texas and then St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas, Texas.
In 1904 Stuck moved to Alaska to serve with Missionary Bishop Peter Trimble Rowe. Under the title Archdeacon of the Yukon, Stuck traveled widely in Alaska by dogsled, boat and foot, visiting parishes and missions on behalf of the church.  He wrote and published three books, in part to combat the exploitation of the native peoples that he witnessed in his work.
The Ascent of McKinley
Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert G. Tatum, and two student volunteers from the mission school, Johnny and Esaias, departed from Nenana on March 17, 1913. They reached the summit of McKinley on June 7, 1913. Harper, of mixed Scottish and Alaska Native descent, reached the summit first.
The party made atmospheric measurements at the peak of the mountain for purposes of determining its elevation. At the summit, their aneroid barometer read 13.175 inches, their boiling-point thermometer read 174.9 degrees, their mercurial barometer read 13.617 inches. The alcohol minimum recording thermometer read 7 °F. These measurements, with others taken at Fort Gibbon and Valdez, were reduced by C. E. Griffin, Topographic Engineer of the United States Geological Survey, to produce an elevation for Denali of 20,384 feet. The figure quoted by the National Park Service in 2005 is 20,320 feet.
"The tent-pole was used for a moment as a flagstaff while Tatum hoisted a little United States flag he had patiently and skillfully constructed in our camps below out of two silk handkerchiefs and the cover of a sewing-bag. The pole was put to its permanent use. It had already been carved with a suitable inscription, and now a transverse piece, already prepared and fitted, was lashed securely to it and it was planted on one of the little snow turrets of the summit - the sign of our redemption, high above North America." (from Ascent of Denali, page 105)
Books by Hudson Stuck
- Stuck, Hudson, D.D., Archdeacon of the Yukon (1988). The Ascent of Denali, The 1913 Expedition that First Conquered Mt. McKinley. (reprinted by)Wolfe Publishing Co., Inc., 6471 Airpark Drive, Prescott, Arizona, 86301. ISBN 0-935632-69-7.
- Stuck, Hudson D.D., F.R.G.S., Archdeacon of the Yukon (1988). Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled. (reprinted by)Wolfe Publishing Co., Inc., 6471 Airpark Drive, Prescott, Arizona, 86301. ISBN 0-935632-66-2.
- Hudson Stuck biography - Texas State Historical Association
- Hudson Stuck, Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled, 1916
- Hudson Stuck, Voyages on the Yukon and its Tributaries, 1917 (available through google books and hathitrust.org)
- Hudson Stuck, The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley), 1918
- Hudson Stuck, Baccaulaureate Sermon Given at Columbia University, 1916 (available through google books)