Busy Day On McKinley: Three Climbers Felled By Altitude Sickness Rescued in Denali National Park

What are the odds that three climbers would suffer from altitude sickness and have to be rescued by helicopter from the upper elevations of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve...within three hours on the same day!?

Avalanche Claims Climber In Denali National Park and Preserve

An avalanche in the middle of the night has killed a climber in Denali National Park.

Protecting the Sounds of Nature - Denali Aircraft Overflights Council is Making Progress

If you wanted to immerse yourself in nature, away from the frantic pace and sights and sounds of the manmade world, you might think the wilderness of Denali National Park would be the ideal place. And you would be wrong.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Ever Go On A Multi-Week, Or More, Hike?

Would you ever head off down a trail for a multi-week, or longer, hike, carrying all you need in a pack on your back?

Issue Of Climbing Fees At Denali National Park Raises Questions Of Fee Equity

Climbing at high elevations is a highly specialized sport, and the support network for those who aspire to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park is a million-dollar proposition. While park officials believe climbers should bear more of that cost, the climbing community is pushing back.
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National Park Quiz 91: Hearts

Our quiz theme this month is apropos of February-the-Valentine- month. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you buy the quizmeister a big box of chocolates. Cream centers.

Research Fellowships Being Offered at National Parks In Alaska

The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for research fellowships in national parks and preserves in Alaska.

Previously Unknown Prehistoric Bird Species Found at Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park, which in the past has given up fossils of prehistoric creatures, has done it again, this time relinquishing the fossilized bones of two new bird species.

Late Sen. Ted Stevens Honored With Mountain In Denali National Park and Preserve

A previously unnamed peak rising nearly 14,000 feet above Denali National Park and Preserve has been named in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, who died last year in a plane crash while heading on a fishing trip.

55 Percent Of Those Who Put Mt. McKinley's Summit In Their Sights In 2010 Reached the Top

More than 1,200 climbers set out in 2010 to stand atop Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, and more than half realized their goal. At least five, however, died in their endeavors.
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Winter Visits To Denali National Park and Preserve Can Include Ranger-Led Hikes

One and all are invited to join Denali National Park and Preserve rangers for hikes this winter, but you better be the hardy sort, as these aren't canceled unless the temperature drops below -10 degrees Fahrenheit!

Reservations Now Being Taken for Shuttle Buses and Campgrounds in Denali National Park and Preserve

If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you can now make reservations for any of the park's four largest campgrounds or a seat on the shuttle buses.

Running With the Sled Dogs in Denali National Park and Preserve

Sled dogs long have been part of the lore of Alaska. Just pick up most any Jack London book. That lore continues at Denali National Park and Preserve, which has the only working sled dog kennel in the National Park System. You can keep tabs on the backcountry work of these dogs by following a blog posted by the mushers.

Scoping Period Extended For Comments on Climbing Permits At Denali National Park and Preserve

Unexpected downtime for the National Park Service's planning website has prompted Denali National Park and Preserve officials to extend the scoping period for comments on climbing permits in the park.

Series of Public Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Mountaineering Use Fees at Denali National Park and Preserve

How much should climbers attempting Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve be charged for heading up those mountains? That's the question at the heart of four upcoming public meetings scheduled by park officials.

Climbing Fees Proposed to Increase at Denali, Mount Rainier National Parks

Proposals controversial with the climbing community -- to hike the permit fees for climbing Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Mount Rainier in its namesake park -- will be open to public review in the weeks and months ahead.

Denali National Park Officials Looking At Allocation of Climbing Permits For Mount McKinley

While it's long been settled that 1,500 climbing permits are issued annually for Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, how those permits are distributed between guiding companies and private groups is now being revisited by park officials.

Like to be an Artist in Residence at Denali National Park Next Summer? Get Your Application in Soon.

If you're a professional visual artist looking for an inspiring place to work next summer, this opportunity is hard to beat. Denali National Park is accepting applications for the 2011 Artist in Residence program, and those who are selected will have use of the historic Murie Cabin in the heart of the Alaskan park for 10 days.

End of Season Travel Changes Coming Up at Denali National Park

The arrival of October at Denali National Park and Preserve brings both flexibility and changes for visitors who want to drive the Denali Park Road on their own. The famous drive is open to private vehicles as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30 through Friday, October 8, but after that it's a day-to-day thing, depending upon the weather and a road construction project

The Role of Partnerships in the National Park System

Can you imagine what would be missing in the national parks if not for partnerships forged with non-profit groups?

Legislation Would Allow Small Hydro-generation Operation in Denali National Park and Preserve

A proposal working its way through Congress would allow for a small hydro-generation station to be placed in Denali National Park and Preserve to provide electricity for a lodge.
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Updated: Possible Increase In Climbing Fees at Denali, Mount Rainier National Parks Condemned by Climbers

Worries that it might get more expensive to climb Mount McKinley in Denali National Park or Mount Rainier in its namesake park have prompted three climbing groups to ask National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to stave off any increases.

What Do GOP Politicians Have Against Protecting National Park Landscapes?

Can the irony be any richer? A Republican congressional candidate in North Dakota has suggested drilling for oil and natural gas beneath Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then, Rick Berg is only the latest GOP candidate to cast eyes on a national park for energy exploration.

Could Joe Miller Really Force the Federal Government to Hand Over Denali National Park to Alaska?

Alaska's latest political upstart, Joe Miller, wants to go Wyoming Gov. David Freudenthal one better. While Governor Freudenthal had threatened to sell state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the highest bidder, Mr. Miller wants the federal government to turn over all national parks to the Alaskan government.

Update: Missing Georgia Hiker Surfaces in Denali National Park and Preserve

There's a happy ending to that search for a missing hiker in Denali National Park and Preserve: John MacGregor walked out of the wilderness Wednesday afternoon with some hikers he ran into.

Another SAR in Alaska, This One for Day Hiker In Denali National Park and Preserve

A search-and-rescue mission was under way in Denali National Park and Preserve on Tuesday for a 54-year-old Georgia man who failed to return from his hike on Sunday as planned.