The National Park Service is accepting comments through Jan. 31 on a proposed increase in climbing fees on Mount McKinley. They may be submitted by e-mail to: DENA_mountainfeecomments@nps.gov or faxed to (907) 683-9612. They may also be mailed to: Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 9, Denali Park, AK, 99755. The Park Service notes: Climbers make up less than half of 1 percent of the park’s visitors, yet the Park service spends approximately $1,200 per climber compared to an average of approximately $37 for all other visitors.
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