Potential Climbing Fee Increase at Denali National ParkBy Rocky Thompson on November 8th, 2010
Park officials are considering an increase in climbing fees on Mount McKinley. Currently it costs $200 for each climbing permit, and the fees in Denali were last raised from $150 in 2005. The interesting thing is that for each Denali climber, the park spends about $1,200. Those costs cover staff, mountaineering programs, and…rescues. I guess if we don’t want people to have to pay for their own rescue operations, then we all have to chip in.