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NPS Says Guided Trips Up McKinley Can Cost $10,000

The National Park Service reports guided trips up Mount McKinley can cost an average of $10,000 for everything.

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Denali Flightseeing Noise Annoying Climbers

The National Park Service is considering rules to change flightseeing patterns on Mount McKinley. Helicopter noise is starting to drown out conversations among climbers.

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“Murder on Mt. McKinley” Latest in Summit Murder Mystery Series

“Murder on Mt. McKinley” by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins is the latest in the installment in the Summit Murder Mystery Series.

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Attempt to Be First to Climb Mount McKinley Solo in January Abandoned

Lonnie Dupre from Grand Marais, Minnesota, who was seeking to be the first person to climb Mount McKinley solo in January has descended from his camp at 17,000 feet to 14,000 feet after spending six nights stuck in the camp … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

We’re a little behind but here’s an impressive history of the Alaska Mountain Group which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

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55 Percent Summit Success Rate on McKinley in 2010

According to the 2010 Mount McKinely climbing report Altogether, 670 of the 1,223 climbers who attempted Mount McKinley this year reached the summit — or 55 percent. That’s slightly above normal. Since 1970, the most successful year for climbers was … Continue reading

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Comment Deadline January 31 on Mount McKinley Climbing Fees

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, … Continue reading

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Huge Trove of Flying Dinosaur Tracks Found in Denali National Park

A rich trove of flying dinosaur tracks have been found on Denali. One of the dinosaurs was named Magnoavipes denaliensis, which roughly translates into “damn-big flying Denali reptile” according this article. The article notes Denali “the richest record of avian … Continue reading

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NPS Considering Changing Allocation Changes in McKinley Permits

The National Park Service citing increased interest in guided Mount McKinley climbs is considering changing the ratio of permits on Denali. Currently 25 percent of the 1,500 quota permits on the mountain go to guided climbs. The Service says it … Continue reading

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Senate Votes to Name Highest Unnamed Peak for Ted Stevens

The U.S. Senate has voted to name the highest unnamed peak in Denali National Park (and highest unnamed peak in Alaska) for Senator Ted Stevens who died this summer. The peak was formerly popularly referred to as South Hunter Peak … Continue reading

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