Alaskan Small Businesses Fight Denali Fee Increase for Climbers

Date: 9/15/2009

Last month, local guide services and air taxis joined forces to lobby Alaska senators against a possible fee increase (from $200 to $500) that would unfairly targets climbers attempting Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker. The increase would make climbing in the national park impossible for some climbers and significantly damage local businesses that provide guiding and other services to visiting climbers. This effort was supported by the Access Fund, American Mountain Guides Association, and American Alpine Club.