Both Denali & Rainier National Parks are set to raise mountaineering fees!
Denali National Park is proposing to raise mountaineering fees by 150% from $200 to $500. Such a high fee at Denali is unnecessary and unfair, and will price American climbers out of their own National Parks!
Rainier National Park is considering raising mountaineering fees from $30 to $58. Such a high recreational fee must be carefully considered to ensure that a fee increase will not make climbing Rainier too expensive for many Americans.
The AMGA, Access Fund, and American Alpine Club have prepared an advocacy strategy to propose ways to cut mountaineering program costs and generate alternative sources of revenue to support the mountaineering programs at both Parks.
Submit comments to Denali National Park
You may also use the Access Fund's easy letter-writing tool to submit your ideas to the National Park Service for how to fund the mountaineering programs at Denali and Rainier by January 31st.
Hard copies can be sent to:
Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve
ATT: Mountaineering Fees
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755
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Thank you for your support in preserving access to these important guiding and climbing venues in America!