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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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Proposed Increase of Mount McKinley Climbing Fee from $200 to $500

Denali National Park is considering increasing the Mount McKinley climbing fee from $200 to $500. Like this:Like Loading…

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Running the 92 Mile Long Denali Park Road

Bill Vondermehden wants to be the first to run the 92-mile Denali Park Road non-stop. Rangers report no record of anybody even thinking about doing that. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount McKinley Was Not Included in Original Denali National Park Boundaries

A history of Alaska tourism notes that when Denali National Park was established in 1917 it didn’t even include Mount McKinley. Like this:Like Loading…

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Tea Party Candidate Wants State Ownership of Denali

Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Alaska wants the state to own Denali. Like this:Like Loading…

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Sarah Palin Might Be Right: Kodiak Is Bigger Than Hawaii Island (in terms of coastline)

The Anchorage Daily News has an amusing tale of determining the U.S. largest island — Kodiak Island or the Island Of Hawaii. The debate was spurred by Sarah Palin’s calling Kodiak the biggest. The News concluded that Hawaii is the … Continue reading

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No Charges Against Backpacker Who Shot Grizzly With Handgun in Denali National Park

The National Park Service has decided not to charge a hiker in the case of the shooting of a Grizzly in Denali National Park The backpacker shot and killed a grizzly bear with a handgun in Denali National Park in … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Sarah Palin’s “Ascent” of Denali

Sarah Palin’s tweet that she was going to climb ‘Sweettooth’ has stirred controversy over whether the sliver of Denali she said she was climbing even exists. Theres a Sugartooth which is rated between 5.6 — available hand and footholds, accessible … Continue reading

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Denali National Park Studying Impact of Feces on Kahiltna Glacier

The National Park service is studying the impact of the long term depositing of feces on the Kahiltna Glacier. Since 2006 (optionally at 2000) Denali had been using “Clean Mountain Cans,” which serve as ultra-portable, snap-shut toilets, strapped to climbers’ … Continue reading

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